Awards – Criteria & Instructions

Awards Chair for MARM 2011: Christopher Hollinsed <>


MARM 2011 honors the outstanding recipients of five awards this year:


The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences Sponsored by the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs

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 $1,000 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.

Please submit applications online, starting at this ACS webpage:

Deadline for receipt of nominations:   April 1, 2011 


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

This year's award went to Anita Brandolini of Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Nomination Guidelines:

E. Emmet Reid (1872-1973)

The E. Emmet Reid Award is administered by the Organizing 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 MARM 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 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 $1,000 and a major award plaque.

Please send nominations for 2011 to: Christopher Hollinsed (2011 MARM Awards Chair), ,

Deadline:  April 1, 2011. 


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

This year's award went to Mary Catherine Cross of Sherwood High School, Sandy Spring, MD

Nomination Guidelines:

Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the Middle Atlantic Region. The Middle Atlantic Region of the ACS consists of the following Local Sections

    •  Washington DC
    •  Maryland
    •  Western Maryland
    •  Lehigh Valley PA
    •  Southeastern PA
    •  Susquehanna Valley PA
    •  Philadelphia PA
    •  South Jersey
    •  Ocean County NJ
    •  Monmouth County NJ
    •  Trenton NJ
    •  Princeton NJ
    •  North Jersey
    •  New York (NYC)

CHED - ACD Division of Chemical Education

Nature: The Award consists of a cash award and a plaque. Reasonable travel expenses to the Regional Meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. A certificate/plaque may also be provided to the recipient's institution for display. The awardee may be asked to give an address and/or participate in a symposium with other teachers.

Rules of Eligibility: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or support form in any given year. Local Sections are especially encouraged to submit nominations for the award. The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) on at least a half-time basis. The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:

  • The quality of the nominee's teaching; unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized;
  • The nominee's ability to challenge and inspire students;
  • Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences;
  • A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement;
  • Evidence of leadership and/or active involvement within the profession.

Required Nomination Components:

  1. A completed Nomination Form that consists of...
    • A Nominator Information form
    • A Nominee Information form
    • A Nominator Recommendation letter of not more than 1,000 words
    submitted by the nominator using [ these materials and guidelines ].
  2. A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee's honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession. This must be limited to no more than two pages and the activities listed must have occurred within the past five years.
  3. At least one, but not more than three, letters of support. One must be from the teacher's current principal or supervisor. Additional letters of support may be sent by colleagues, members of the American Chemical Society who are familiar with the nominee's achievements, or former students and parents of former students.

Please send nominations for 2011 to: Christopher Hollinsed, ,  by March 25, 2011. 

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


The Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley: 2011 Student Award Symposium

    This year's awards went to:     Donna M. Blackney Beckett Drexel University
Charles M. Defendorf Seton Hall University
Paul DeGregory Drexel University
Justin M. Kontra Lebanon Valley College
Manasa Mamunooru Temple University
Adam R. Meier Bucknell University
Ciara O'Sullivan Lafayette College
Aravinda C Seneviratne Bucknell University

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 a cash honorarium. 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.

Application details will be posted shortly.

Submission deadline:  February 15. 


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

This year's award went to Joan Laredo-Lidell of Fordham University, Bronx, NY

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 a plaque honoring the recipient with an imbedded medallion commemorating Dr. Nalley.

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.

Submittal process: For each nominee, a Nomination Form (which includes a bio or curriculum vitae) and one or two Support Forms must be completed, using these materials: [ Overview | Nomination Form | Support Form ] .  As indicated in the forms, these materials should be completed and forwarded to the MARM 2011 Awards Chair, Christopher Hollinsed () by April 1, 2011.

Deadline for Nominations:  April 1, 2011.