Awards – Criteria & Instructions

MARM08 Awards


MARM 2010 honors the outstanding recipients for six awards this year:

       The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences  

        The E. Emmet Reid Award in Chemistry Teaching at Small Colleges in the ACS Middle Atlantic Region

        The ACS Division of Chemical Education Middle Atlantic Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

        Regional Industry Innovation Award

        The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley - 2010 Student Award Symposium

        The E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society


The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by the Committee on Minority Affairs of the American Chemical Society

Nomination Guidelines:

Stanley C. Israel (1942-2003)

Purpose:  To recognize individuals and/or institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region. 

Nature:  The award consists of a medal and a $1000 grant to support and further the activities for which the award was made.  The award also will include funding to cover the recipient's travel expenses to the ACS regional meeting at which the award will be presented.

Rules of Eligibility: Individuals nominated for the award may come from any professional setting: academia, industry, government, or other independent facility.  Nominees may also be organizations, including ACS local sections and divisions.  The awardees will have increased the participation and leadership of persons from diverse or underrepresented minority group(s), persons with disabilities, or women.

To Nominate:  For nomination of individuals, a letter of nomination of no more than three pages and a CV or resume is required. For institutions or corporations, a brief description of the institution or organization must be included.  Nominations may also include up to two supporting letters of no more than three pages and up to five different samples of program materials. For details and most up to date information regarding the award, please refer to the ACS web site: then click on “Other ACS Awards”.

Send nominations to:  Committee on Minority Affairs, American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC   20036  For information regarding the award, contact Paula Christopher, 800/227-5558, Ext. 6122, or e-mail: .

Deadline for receipt of nominations:   February 12, 2010 


The E. Emmet Reid Award in Chemistry Teaching at Small Colleges in the ACS Middle Atlantic Region

Nomination Guidelines:

E. Emmet Reid (1872-1973)

The E. Emmet Reid Award is administered by the Steering Committee of the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in teaching chemical sciences at small colleges within the Middle Atlantic Region.

Purpose:   To recognize, encourage and stimulate high quality teaching and research at small colleges.

To nominate:   Nominations for the Award are made by the local sections of the Middle Atlantic Region. The Chairman or Secretary of the Section must sign and transmit the nomination to the MARM Award Committee Chairman. A committee may be appointed to solicit names of candidates for final selection.

No special form is required but the Award Chair must receive the nominee's short curriculum vitae, list of publications, and evaluation of the nominee's achievements as a teacher in a small college. This document should clearly demonstrate the candidate's attributes: the quality of the candidate's teaching; organization and efficiency of lab work; research and/or development work; ability to challenge and inspire students; extra-curricular work in chemistry; courses, meetings, presentations, awards, etc. Seconding letters are not essential but as many as three may be included with each nomination. Letters may include careful evaluations of the teacher's abilities by his superiors, associates, or by local section members.

        The candidate need not be a member of the American Chemical Society.

        The Award committee of the MARM will review the candidates and select the nominee.

        The nominee will be presented the Award during the forthcoming MARM. The nominee is expected to deliver a short acceptance speech.

        Unsuccessful candidate's files will be kept active for a period of three years upon receipt of a letter from the nominating section chairman or secretary. Any further updating of the candidates file will be welcomed at that time but are not mandatory.

        The Award will consist of $1000 and a major award plaque.

Please send nominations for 2010 to: Sharon Haynie, ,  by March 1, 2010. 


The ACS Division of Chemical Education Middle Atlantic Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

Nomination Guidelines:

ACS Local Section Chairs covered in the MARM geography are invited to nominate an outstanding teacher of high school chemistry for the MARM Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching.

To nominate, please submit the following application materials for your nominee to the Awards Chair.

1.      A curriculum vitae

2.      Two letters of support

Unsuccessful candidates' files will be kept active for a period of one year.

Please send nominations for 2010 to: Sharon Haynie, ,  by March 1, 2010. 


Regional Industry Innovation Award – Sponsored by the ACS Corporation Associates

Nomination Guidelines:

The ACS Regional Industrial Innovation Awards Program (RIIA) sponsored by the ACS Corporation Associates celebrates the successful innovations of industrial chemists and chemical engineers that contribute to the health of their local and regional economy and the corporate leadership for its advancement of a healthy economy. Awards are given to individuals and teams whose creative innovations have contributed to the commercial success of their company and, consequently, to the good of the community and society.

Why Place a Nomination?

        To recognize industrial researchers for their creative and valuable contributions

        To promote the importance of the chemical profession and the support of corporate leadership in advancing science

        To enhance the company's public image by promoting awareness about good science and successful commercialization

        To showcase the advances of industrial companies within your region

        To develop lasting goodwill in the community and higher employee morale within the company

As an added benefit, the honoree's company will enjoy a one-year complimentary membership to the ACS Corporation Associates (CA) if the company is not currently a CA member company. A representative from the company will be invited to attend an upcoming ACS National Meeting and participate in CA's meetings and ACS National Meeting activities. Travel assistance for the appointed representative may be available.


        The event is held during a scheduled ACS Regional Meeting.

        Honoree(s) present a 20-minute talk on their innovation at a special symposium

        Honoree(s) are formally recognized and presented with an official ACS plaque

The event itself, presents a wonderful opportunity for one to peer into the world of industrial research and development. Networking is another important opportunity of the event and key to one's professional development. You will have the unique opportunity to interact with ACS governance, corporate leadership, industrial chemists, and leaders from academe.

What are the criteria?

        The invention or innovation must demonstrate innovation, commercialization of a product or process, commercial success, and be a value to society.

        The work should have been done in the respective region.

        A patent should have been awarded for the product or process, although some commercial process innovations may also qualify if care is taken to explain the nature of the innovation.

Who is eligible?

        Nominees must be chemists or chemical engineers who are ACS members.

        For team nominations, only one member needs to be an ACS member.

        Those who are not ACS members but are employed by an ACS Corporation Associates member company qualify for nomination.

How to place a nomination?

        Any ACS member may submit a nomination for eligible chemists or chemical engineers. Management approval is required.

        A biographical sketch of the nominee(s) is required.

        A letter of not more than 1,000 words containing an evaluation of the nominee's accomplishments, description of the invention or innovation, listing of relevant patents, publications, or reports

Apply online or download a nomination form to mail, fax or e-mail your application. (Nominations will remain valid for three years unless the nominator indicates otherwise). For details, nomination forms, and the most up-to-date information on the award, please refer to the ACS web site: then click on “Industry Awards”.

Completed nomination packages can be sent three ways:


Fax:     (202) 872-6098

Mail:     Attn: Joy Titus-Young
American Chemical Society
Office of Corporation Associates
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036.


The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley: 2010 Student Award Symposium

Nomination Guidelines:

Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley

The annual CFDV Student Award Symposium provides graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their research in the field of separation science at MARM. Presentation of a paper at this symposium enables students to achieve recognition for their accomplishments, as well as developing important career skills and professional contacts.

All students whose papers are accepted for presentation at the Student Award Symposium will receive an honorarium of $250. Each student will also receive a certificate acknowledging his/her accomplishment and commemorating the event, which is sponsored by the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley. Though many participants are pursuing separation science as their major course of study, students in the areas of medicine, biochemistry, engineering and organic chemistry have successfully presented papers describing areas of research that involve separations.

For a paper to be given full consideration for presentation at the Student Award Symposium: submit a title & 250-word abstract to:

Dr. Marshall L. Fishman

Eastern Regional Research Center

600 East Mermaid LN

Wyndmoor, PA 19038-8598

Phone: 215-233-6450



The E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Serviceto the American Chemical Society

Nomination Guidelines:

Dr E Ann Nalley

Purpose: To recognize the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their Regional Activities.

Nature and Establishment: This award was instituted in 2006 by ACS President E. Ann Nalley as part of her presidential initiative to recognize ACS volunteerism.  It is Dr. Nalley's wish that the award continue in perpetuity at each regional meeting.  The award consists of an ACS Salute to Excellence plaque.

Directions: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee, may nominate or support only one nominee for this award in any given year. 

Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must be a member of the American Chemical Society residing in a local section within the region, and will have made significant contributions to their Region of the American Chemical Society. The volunteerism to be recognized may include a variety of activities, including but not limited to the initiation or sponsorship of a singular endeavor or exemplary leadership in the region. Past and present members of the ACS Board of Directors and staff are ineligible for this award.

Selection of Recipient: Nominations will be solicited from individuals, using the channels customary for other awards in the region. The awards committee of the region, or its equivalent, will select the recipient.

Submittal process: Submit each of the following to the Awards Chair: nomination and support forms, and biographical sketch (or curriculum vitae).

Please send nominations for 2010 to: Sharon Haynie, ,  by March 1, 2010.