ACS award encourages disadvantaged students into chemical science careers

July 14, 2008

By hammersmith

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have significantly stimulated or fostered the interest of students, especially minority and/or economically disadvantaged students, in chemistry, thereby promoting their professional development as chemists or chemical engineers, and/or increasing their appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments in the U.S. by individuals in stimulating students, especially those currently underrepresented in the profession, to elect careers in the chemical sciences and engineering, and in generating a broader appreciation of chemistry as the central science.

The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. A grant of $10,000 will be made to an academic institution, designated by the recipient, to strengthen its activities in meeting the objectives of the award. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. Deadline is November 1, 2008. For complete details, click here.