The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (ACS ENVR) announces two newly created $1,000 ACS ENVR Graduate Fellowships to be awarded annually. These fellowships would support an estimated 50 hours of work over 6 months, and are intended to get graduate students involved in the ENVR division. Tasks may include aid in compiling updated lists of the Environmental Chemistry Programs and Curricula available nationally, compiling lists of grant opportunities, etc. These fellowships are an excellent way to build a graduate students’ network and introduce them to current research of our field.
Students who are interested should send their CV/Resume along with a short letter of recommendation by Sept 30th, in a single file (pdf or zip) with filename as “LastnameFirstnameYYYY” where YYYY is your expected graduate date. Please send materials to Lauren Weinrich at
Lauren.Weinrich@amwater.com with the email subject: ENVR Graduate Fellowship
The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society
Victor K. LaMer Award for Graduate Research in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. The Award prize is $3,000
and a certificate and it is presented annual at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. The award is for an outstanding PhD thesis accepted by a US or Canadian University during the three year period prior to the award year.
More details may be found here: http://colloidssurfaces.org/victor-k-lamer-award/
The American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry is once again sponsoring the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry to recognize graduating seniors who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015. For further information and a nomination form, see: https://organicdivision.
Leete Award Nominations Due ~April 1, 2017
The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective chemists, to members of the profession, to students in other areas and to the general public. A nominee must also have accomplished outstanding creative work in any area of organic chemistry. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/
More information on these awards, and other upcoming events may be found on the Organic Division website.
Science and technology are increasingly important in public policy. From environmental sustainability to homeland security, policy-makers routinely make decisions that require input from and have impact on the chemical community. Yet only five percent of the members of Congress have backgrounds in science and engineering, and scientists often lack the opportunity and expertise to successfully engage in the policy process.
A listing of all awards can be found at www.acs.org/awards.