We are sincerely grateful for the contributions of our members to their Local Sections, Northeast Region and to the scientific community as a whole. Join us at NERM 2022 as we recognize contributions and accomplishments with the following regional awards.

The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.

Application deadline is
August 1, 2022

Apply online today!

The E. Ann Nalley Regional Award recognizes the volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their regional activities.

Application deadline is
June 30, 2022

E. Ann Nalley Regional Award Nomination Form (word)
E. Ann Nalley Regional Award Nomination Form (pdf)

The Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching is intended to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the ACS Regions.

Application deadline is
June 30, 2022

Regional Award for Excellence in HS Teaching Nomination Form (word)
Regional Award for Excellence in HS Teaching Nomination Form (pdf)


Rochester Section Recognition and Awards

The Rochester Local Section will also present their recognition and awards at the NERM 2022 Awards Dinner on October 3, 2022.

50-60-70 Year Anniversary Members

Our 50, 60, and 70 Year Anniversaries Members will be recognized with certificates.  Their names will be posted on the Rochester Section website after August 1, 2022.

A description for each award is listed below. Nominations can be found on the Rochester Local Section website. Nominations for local awards close on June 30, 2022.

Volunteerism Award
The Rochester Section Volunteerism Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the Rochester Local Section of the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their Local Activities.

High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize local chemistry teachers for their dedication to their students, their colleagues, and professional development in their field.

Rochester Section Special Recognition Award

Special Recognition Award is an outreach program that gives the Rochester Section an opportunity to underscore the accomplishments and achievements of our volunteers who have contributed to the success of our events. Through these events, the Rochester Section brings a greater public awareness of Chemistry to the Rochester Region.

Entrepreneur Award
The Entrepreneur Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise. The hallmark of this contribution is impact: positive impact on people’s lives and positive impact on the economy by creating chemistry jobs that produce a significant impact on the local economy (specifically within the 6 county jurisdiction of the Rochester Local Section).


Inquiries regarding Awards at NERM 2022 can be directed to Maryann Mendel via the form below.