ACS Orlando Local Section

Representing Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole,
Sumter, and Volusia Counties

Call for Nominations! 2018 Orlando Section ACS Awards

2018 ACS ORLANDO SECTION AWARDS


Do you have a chemistry student that 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?


If you know someone who should be recognized publicly for one of these achievements, please nominate them for an Orlando Section ACS Award!


Each year the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society honors outstanding chemists from the counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, or Volusia. Awardees from the high school, college, and research levels are honored at the Section's annual banquet luncheon, held in early December. Each award consists of a plaque, a modest monetary award, and lunch for the winner, a guest, and the first nominator at the banquet luncheon.


Awards

The Eileen Tulley Award for Outstanding High School Student

Outstanding High School Teacher

Outstanding Two-year College Student

Outstanding Two-year College Teacher

Outstanding Four-year College Student (undergraduate)

Outstanding Four-year College Teacher

Outstanding Graduate Student

Outstanding Chemist

Outstanding Section Volunteer

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. Electronic submissions are required. Email PDF letters to Dr. Laura Sessions, Chair of the Orlando Section, at lsessions@valenciacollege.edu. To be considered, nominations must be received by noon of Friday October 19, 2018. We look forward to receiving your nominations, and celebrating chemistry in Central Florida. Thank you for helping recognize and publicize excellence in chemical education. 

We are adding a new category for outstanding volunteer this year with the award being registration fees for the ACS National Conference held in Orlando spring 2019!

The Annual Awards Banquet is planned for lunch on Saturday December 1. 

2017 ACS Orlando Section Outstanding Awards Recipients

The Annual Awards Banquet for the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society was held December 2, 2017 at the Big Fin Seafood Kitchen in Orlando.  Sixty chemists, friends, and family gathered to recognize local students and teachers in the field of chemistry – seven awards totaling $1,800 were given.

 

 

Awards

Awardees

Affiliation

The Eileen Tulley Award for Outstanding High School Student

Philip Monsees

Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School

Outstanding Two-year College Student

Sun Hong

Seminole State College

Outstanding Two-year College Teacher

Dr. Vasudha Sharma

Valencia College

Outstanding Four-year College Student

Franklin Thornburgh

Florida Institute of Technology

Outstanding Four-year College Teacher

Dr. Joel Olson

Florida Institute of Technology

Outstanding Graduate Student

Tianyu Zheng

University of Central Florida

Outstanding Chemist

Dr. Yi Liao

Florida Institute of Technology

 

 

2016 ACS Orlando Section Outstanding Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 ACS Orlando Section Outstanding Chemists.  They were honored at the December 3, 2016 banquet in Titusville.

AWARDAWARDEEINSTITUTION
Eileen Tully Award for Outstanding HS StudentAngelica CorianoCypress Creek High School
Outstanding High School TeacherRaymond RoweCypress Creek High School
Outstanding Two]year College StudentShamaron GrierValencia College
Outstanding Two]year College TeacherDr. Daeri TeneryValencia College
Outstanding Four]year College StudentElizabeth StewartFlorida Institute of Technology
Outstanding Four]year College TeacherDr. Jessica SmeltzFlorida Institute of Technology
Outstanding Graduate StudentTyler MaxwellUniversity of Central Florida

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 3 at 11:00 AM - Monday, Nov 19 5:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 17 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 17 at 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 1 at 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM