Thomas Aczel Award for Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher
Each year ACS-GHS is seeking nominations for Thomas Aczel Award for the outstanding high school chemistry teacher. Nominations are accepted for the teachers actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) within the territory of the ACS-GHS (counties: Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Walker).The award consists of a plaque and check for $500. For more information check the following link 2013 High School Teacher Award.
Purpose: To provide recognition for meritorious performance in the teaching of chemistry in an area high school.
Nature: The award consists of a plaque and a check for $500.
Establishment and support: The Section's high school teaching award was renamed to honor the memory of Dr. Thomas Aczel, a former Chair of the Section who had a particular interest in the subject. It was initially funded by contributions made by friends and colleagues in his memory. It is now supported directly by the Section.
Rules of Eligibility: The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry in a high school (grades 9-12) within the territory of the ACS-GHS.
1) The quality of the nominee's teaching (unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized).
2) The nominee's ability to challenge and inspire students.
3) Extracurricular work in chemistry by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences.
4) A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutions, regular attendance at scientific meetings and other means of self-improvement. (Since some members of the evaluating committee may not be directly involved in education, it would be helpful to explain the significance of any courses, institutions etc. where this is not obvious.)
Supporting Letter - Student/Parent
Supporting Letter - Professional
Please submit your application in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement of award recipient by May 1st.
Award to be presented at the May Awards Ceremony at UH - Hilton hotel.
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Lynn Millikan, St Thomas Episcopal School, Houston TX
Doris Hamilton, Seven Lakes High School, Katy TX
Jennifer Kuhl, St. John's School, Houston, TX