The Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society supports K - 12 science education in our region by awarding three Excellence in Teaching awards each year.
The teaching awards are traditionally presented at our local meeting in mid September.
The Virginia Section continues to accept nominations for these teaching awards. A candidate may be nominated by their principal, science specialist, or other individual who is qualified to describe the teaching effectiveness of the candidate.
Please send completed nomination forms to Larry White by April 15th.
The or a print version is available, you can save your completed application and send it to the above contact.
In 1997, the Virginia Section began presenting various industrial awards. These are given to individuals, groups, and companies for different aspects of industrial chemistry. Categories presented to date include The Outstanding Innovator Award, The Outstanding Innovation Award, The Environmentally Significant Products Award, The Process Engineering Award, The Team Innovation Award, The Industrial Leadership Award, and The Excellence in Industrial Analytical Chemistry Award. In 2009, the Section presented the first Distinguished Research Award.
INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIAL AWARDS
The List of individuals who have received one of the above awards are listed in this pdf. Updated 2016
Please submit the nomination form, a nominating cover letter with a detailed description of the research to be recognized (1000 word maximum but sufficient for understanding of the research or invention and its relevance), any pertinent references and patents, biographical sketch of the nominee(s), and any materials that relate to your nominee(s) or his/her product (brochures, reports, articles, etc.)
You can email a scanned copy of the nomination documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to submit paper copies of the document, please mail them to:
Dr. Yezdi B. Pithawalla
Altria Client Services
Center for Research & Technology
601 E. Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219
The Virginia Section established its Distinguished Service Award in 1948. The award is presented annually to a member of the Virginia Section who has provided outstanding service to the Section and to the chemistry profession. Sixty-eight members of the Section have received the Distinguished Service Award.
The Virginia Section has created a new award to honor outstanding members of the Section who have made exceptional contributions to the Section over an extended period of time. The award was named the R. Gerald Bass Award for Exceptional Service in honor of Dr. R. Gerald Bass, who has been an active member of the Virginia Section for over 57 years. Jerry served on the Executive Committee for the Section from 1975 until his retirement at the end of 2013. At the national level, he served the ACS as a councilor for 22 years and was named an ACS Fellow in 2015. The first recipient of the R. Gerald Bass Award for Exceptional Service will be named at the Centennial Gala on October 24, 2015.
The first recipient of this award was Dr. R. Gerald Bass