Deadline Postponed to April 30, 2020
The ACS Midwest Award, which originated in St. Louis, is conferred annually on a scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry, chemical education, and the profession of chemistry. The contributions must have been made during a period of residence in the region defined by the territories of the Local Sections that participate in the Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS. Nominees can work in industry, academia, government, or in private practice. The St. Louis Section of the ACS sponsors and funds the Midwest Award.
The 2020 ACS Midwest Award will be presented at the 55th Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS to be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield Missouri over the period October 21-23, 2020, we hope. The meeting is hosted by the Ozarks Local Section of the ACS. Ceremonies feature a Midwest Award Symposium, a Midwest Award Lecture and the Midwest Awards Banquet usually scheduled on the Thursday of the meeting. The Award consists of a medallion and a cash honorarium; it is presented by the St. Louis Section Chair at the Midwest Awards Banquet. Conditions of this Award include that the recipient gives the Midwest Award Lecture and attends the Midwest Awards Banquet.
Nominations should include:
- a nominating letter for the nominee and two or more seconding letters
- a CV for the nominee
- a brief biography for the nominee
- documented and objective information regarding the outstanding achievements of the nominee.
If the nominee is an academician, a list of people who received advanced degrees under their direction should be provided. Activities by the nominee that support the ACS in the Midwest Region constitute an additional criterion.
Please submit nominations electronically via a single pdf file to the e-mail address given below. All nominations must be received on or before the new deadline,
Tuesday March 31, Thursday, April 30, 2020 (11:59 pm CST) (deadline extended due to COVID-19 upheavals). The review panel (made up of chemistry professionals resident in the Midwest Region) also will consider unsuccessful applications for the ACS Midwest Award from the past two years.
Nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Jim O’Brien,
2020 ACS Midwest Award Coordinator
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121