We are sincerely grateful for the contributions of our members to their Local Sections, Northeast Region and to the scientific community as a whole. Join us at NERM 2020 as we recognize contributions and accomplishments with the following regional awards.

The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.

Application deadline is
August 1, 2020

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The E. Ann Nalley Regional Award recognizes 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.

Application deadline is
June 18, 2020

Word Nomination Form
PDF Nomination Form

The Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching in intended to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the ACS Regions.

Application deadline is
June 18, 2020

Word Nomination Form
PDF Nomination Form


The Rochester Local Section will also present their Local Section awards at the NERM 2020 Awards Dinner. Details on the awards are below. Nomination details are on the Rochester Local Section website. We will also be recognizing 50, 60 and 70 year members throughout the northeast region at the Awards Dinner.

The Harrison Howe Award is presented by the Rochester Local Section. It is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions to research in chemistry. The award typically recognizes a relatively young recipient with potential for further outstanding achievement.

This award will be presented at a special event on October 19 in the Grand Lilac Ballroom of the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Volunteerism Award
The Volunteerism Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the Rochester Local Section of the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the vision and mission of the Society through their Local Activities.

Entrepreneur Award
This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise.

High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize local chemistry teachers for dedication to their students, their colleagues and professional development in their field.

Salutes to Excellence Award
Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life.

ACS Fellows Program
The purpose of the ACS Fellows Program, one component of the broader ACS Awards Program, is to recognize and honor members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their equally exemplary service to the Society.


Inquiries regarding Awards at NERM 2020 can be directed to Maryann Mendel via the form below.