Awards

Open Calls for Nominations

Please fill out the form below to submit nominations and make inquiries with our Award Chair.


The Rochester Local Section is sincerely grateful for the contributions of our members to the Local Section, region and to the scientific community as a whole. We seek to recognize this through awards and recognition. An event called Recognition Night is held on an annual basis for the Local Section to recognize award recipients and long standing members of the Society.

Harrison Howe Award
The prestigious Harrison Howe award is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to research in chemistry defined in its broadest sense. The award typically recognizes a relatively young recipient with potential for further outstanding achievement.

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

Entrepreneur Award
This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise.

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

Salutes to Excellence Award
Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life.

ACS Fellows Program
The purpose of the ACS Fellows Program, one component of the broader ACS Awards Program, is to recognize and honor members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their equally exemplary service to the Society.