Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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We are a local section of the American Chemical Society located in the Capital District of New York State, which includes the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs. Our organization promotes public awareness of chemistry by involvement in outreach programs in our community, and works with students to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences.

Buck-Whitney Award ~ Eastern NY ACS Section    Now Accepting Nominations

The Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting nominations for the Buck-Whitney Medal to recognize original work in pure or applied chemistry. This award honors two of the section's deceased members, Johannes S. Buck, former Associate Research Director of the former Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute and, Willis R. Whitney, the first Director of the General Electric Research Laboratory.

The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and be a resident of North America. We are interested primarily in identifying a chemist whose work has not yet received a significant national or international award, and whose career will be advanced by such recognition. 

The awardee will be presented with a bronze medal and citation, an honorarium of $1000, and a travel grant to attend the Buck-Whitney Symposium at NERM 2019. The awardee must be available to give the award address at NERM 2019 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The nominee's work can be in either experimental or theoretical aspects of any field of pure or applied chemistry. 

In order to nominate someone, please provide the nominee's name and affiliation and list the specific contributions of the nominee to chemistry, including a description of his or her accomplishments. Nominations shuould be sent by February 15, 2019 to Michael E. Hagerman, Buck-Whitney Award Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 12308. (hagerman@union.edu)