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    Nominations for ACS National Awards

    Local section members are being encouraged to submit nominations for ACS National Awards for 2022.  In particular, nominations are welcomed for persons who are from groups not commonly recognized in the ACS National Awards program, including women, underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups, chemists from industry and national laboratories, and faculty members at universities not well represented in the program.  For example, only 5% of the nominees for awards in the 2021 awards cycle were chemists or chemical engineers working in industry, and only 14% of nominees were women.

    The ACS strives to recognize, promote, and honor outstanding contributions in the chemical sciences regardless of the researcher’s gender, race, ethnicity or employer.

    Please consider nominating a deserving candidate (hopefully from the Chicago Section!) for an ACS National Award.  The deadline for submission of nomination packages is November 1, 2020.  Nominations can be submitted at:, and more information on the 44 ACS National Awards can be found at: and

    Mark Cesa

    Chair, ACS Chicago Section Awards Committee