6 Feb 2017

Outstanding Inorganic Undergrads - 2017 Edition

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University

One of my favorite things to do is to recognize outstanding undergraduate students. It's even more special to be able to recognize outstanding inorganic students!

In 2009, the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry started the ACS DIC Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry to recognize achievement by undergraduate students in inorganic chemistry and encourage futher study in the field. It's time to nominate your students for the 2017 award. Nominations are submitted through VIPEr and are due by June 30. Every ACS certified insitution is eligible to give this award to one student! You can find a list of past awardees here.

Don't forget that this is only one of the three awards for undergraduates in inorganic chemistry. The Division also has an undergrdaute research award and a travel award program.

  • The next deadline for the travel award is June 1, for travel to the Fall meeting. Awardees get $450 in travel funds for an ACS National Meeting
  • The next deadline for the Undergraduate Research Award is September 15. This award recognizeds the collaborative research of an outstanding undergraduate student / preceptor team in the field of inorganic chemistry. Up to one award will be given in each of three categories (Primarily Undergraduate Instituion , Research-Intensive University (or non PUI), and Corporate / National / Federal Laboratory.

You can find out more about ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Awards here. Help the Division recognize the outstanding contributions that our undergraduates are making to the field!