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The American Chemical Society, Delaware Section is seeking nominations for the 2013 Wallace H. Carothers Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes scientific innovators who have made outstanding contributions and advances in industrial applications of chemistry. The award consists of the Carothers Award Sculpture and a cash award of $2,000.


Nominations should include the nominee's name, present position, and address; a concise resume of the nominee's professional career; a narrative summary of the scientific achievements that form the basis for the nomination, including explanations of the importance of the work including if possible financial impact; a list of honors and awards with the dates received and the organizations conferring these; and a list of the nominee's more important publications. Additional supporting letters are encouraged. Send all materials to


Allison B. Moore, Ph.D.
Secretary, Carothers Award Committee
302.995.4140 voice


Applications can also be mailed to
Allison B. Moore, Ph.D.
Secretary, Carothers Award Committee
Ashland Research Center
500 Hercules Road
Building 8100/ Room 206
Wilmington, DE 19808-1599


If you know of a highly qualified person, but do not want to submit a nomination, please contact the Secretary with the person's name and affiliation by E-mail. The deadline for 2013 Carothers Award nomination is November 30, 2011. The nominations submitted after the deadline will be considered for future years other than the year of 2013.

You can now enter your 2011 events into FORMS.

  1. Go to
  2. Login using your ACS user ID and password
  3. Select the Annual Report tab
  4. Choose your local section or division and 2011, then hit go.
  5. Scroll down to find "Add an Activity", click there and enter your 2011 events.


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The first quarter of the International Year of Chemistry is almost over! When reporting on the ACS efforts thus far for the year, we’d like to highlight the work of ACS local sections. Please post a short summary and photos (if applicable) of your first quarter IYC activity in the ACS Network Group for IYC.


Uour participation in each quarter will help the ACS to reach its goal of having 100% local section participation in IYC. Also, if you celebrate during each quarter, you can nominate your local section for the Joint LSAC/CCA IYC ChemLuminary Award that will be presented in 2012 to recognize 2011 IYC efforts.


If you have not participated in any activities to date, there is still time to celebrate the 1st quarter of IYC. Some suggestions:


  • Share the 1st quarter issue of Celebrating Chemistry with your local schools. The issue can be downloaded from

  • Provide your local newspaper with chemistry-related facts that can published. Use the 365 calendar on to find facts.

  • Request IYC pins from ACS and give them to science/chemistry teachers in your community. Email to request pins.

  • Post information about the four quarters of IYC on your section’s website, ACS Network Group, Facebook or Twitter Pages. Include the IYC logo on your website.

  • Highlight a woman chemist from your section on your website or in your newsletter for their research or work in the field.

  • At your March local section meeting schedule some time on your agenda to celebrate IYC.

  • Share water conservation tips with your section members.



Thank you in advance for celebrating with us!

Kate Sellar

3/2/2011 - Cut & Paste

Posted by Kate Sellar Mar 2, 2011
What is Cut & Paste?

Cut & Paste is a valuable resource for ACS Local Section and Division editors/webmasters who want timely content for their website or newsletter.  Peruse the items listed and simply copy the information your audience will want to read into your newsletter or website.



Do You Know a Hero of Chemistry? Nominate them Now!


At the 2011 ACS Fall National Meeting in Denver, ACS will be honoring Heroes of Chemistry for the vital role these industrial chemical scientists and their companies play in improving human welfare through successful commercial innovations and products. It presents an ideal opportunity to enhance the public image of the chemical and allied industries. Each year, Heroes of Chemistry are nominated by their own companies to recognize their talent, creativity, and innovation. Previous Heroes of Chemistry have excelled in innovation at prominent international corporations and developed many commercial products that demonstrate strong financial performance. The commercial success of their products in the marketplace is an important criterion for this honor, because ACS recognizes that good business results follow good science. More information can be found at After reading the information in the nomination form, please consider submitting a nomination package for an individual or a team.

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Nominations for 2011 ACS Fellows are now being accepted - the deadline is May 2, 2011.


The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.”


Details can be found at