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Award Nominations Accepted

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Do you have a chemistry student who performed at an outstanding level in the classroom, laboratory, and beyond last year? Who among your academic colleagues deserves recognition for making chemistry exciting and fun for students? Do you have a colleague who has advanced the field of chemistry?

If you know someone who should be recognized publicly for one of these achievements, please nominate them for an ACS Orlando Section award! Each year the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society honors outstanding chemists, from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Awardees from the high school, college, and research levels and industry are usually honored at the Section’s annual banquet luncheon held
in early December. However, we anticipate holding the ceremony virtually due to COVID. Each award consists of a plaque, and a monetary award.


  • The Eileen Tulley Award for Outstanding High School Student
  • Outstanding High School Teacher
  • Outstanding Student at a Primarily Research Institution
  • Outstanding Student at a Primarily Teaching Institution
  • Outstanding Teacher at a Primarily Teaching Institution
  • Outstanding Teacher at a Primarily Research Institution
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
  • Outstanding Chemistry Professional*
  • Outstanding Chemist

*We have added a new award this year, Outstanding Chemistry Professional. In this category, we are looking for someone who exhibits excellence and professionalism among technicians, lab managers and other chemical technology professionals. Additionally, because we no longer have two year colleges, we have renamed the college level awards.

To nominate an individual 1) write a letter of nomination stating why this person deserves the award, 2) obtain a letter of support from someone else who knows the nominee. Each letter should include the name of the award, and the writer’s email address and daytime phone number. Because the category is so competitive, it is recommended that in the case of high school student nominees, information regarding outside activities should also be included.

Electronic submissions are required. Email PDF letters to Dr. Darlene Slattery, Chair of the Orlando Section Awards Committee at To be considered, nominations must be received by noon of Friday October 23.