Who Can Apply: This award, co-sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and Committee on Environmental Improvement will be given to a pedagogical innovator who has shown consistent creativity and innovation in the classroom, laboratory, and broader chemistry enterprise.
Only instructors with a significant, impactful body of work will be considered for this award which is meant to acknowledge career-long contributions to the application of green chemistry in all aspects of education. The award will consist of a plaque, a $5,000 honorarium, and travel support for the awardee (up to $2,500) to attend the annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference (GC&E) to receive the award and speak at an invited symposium programmed in their honor.
We encourage nominations of established faculty who have maintained consistent focus on the inclusion of green chemistry in one or more of the following components of undergraduate education: lecture (classroom) materials (in-person or virtual) including conceptual content, activities, projects, assessments, contextualization tools, etc.; laboratory materials including experimental protocols, metrics, assessments, etc.; research experiences including green chemistry and sustainability-related fundamental research projects, student mentoring, curricular development, etc.; campus-wide and/or community-based initiatives; collaborative projects; papers, books, and other authored materials; and other similar contributions. Self-nominations are encouraged. Award winners are expected to attend the annual GC&E conference and give an oral presentation at a special Career Achievement Award symposium.
Submission: Applications will open in June 2023 and applicants may apply using the ACS Green Chemistry Institute application portal. To use the portal you will need to have or create a free ACS ID.
Deadline: September 1, 2023