Student academic annual awards

The Joliet Section of ACS is pleased to announce the Joliet Section Students Academic Awards for undergraduate chemistry students within our geographical Section. This award will be given annually for achievements in the following five areas of chemistry: Analytical/Instrumental, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical.

Nominations for awards will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of the Joliet Section officers and professionals with expertise in the areas listed above. Nominees will be evaluated based on the following Criteria:

  1. Performance – this is mainly based on exceptional classroom performance in the designated area of chemistry.

  2. Scholarship – this includes classroom and laboratory research, investigative research, internships, etc.

  3. Service – this includes service to the community, campus, department, etc.

The selection committee must receive all nominations for awards no later than Saturday, May 15th 2021. A nomination FORM must be filled out by a faculty with expertise in the designated area of chemistry, and address the above selection criteria. All nominations can be completed using the nomination form below.

Faculty members may nominate no more than two students for the same award. Only one student will be selected in each area of chemistry among all nominated students. 

Faculty and their honored students and family members are invited and encouraged to join us at the ACS Joliet Awards Ceremony and dinner.

Honored students will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Monetary Award.

ACS Joliet will be hosting a virtual awards ceremony for 2020-2021 academic year on Wednesday, June 9th at 7pm.  

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