Saturday, February 25, 2017   



Purpose. To provide recognition for meritorious contributions to the welfare and distinction of the Section, as demonstrated by contributions to education, research, Sectional service or community service.

Nature. The award consists of an ACS major award plaque and is presented in October.

Establishment and Support. The award was established in 1969 by vote of the Section Executive Board and is supported by Section funds.

Rules of Eligibility. A nominee must be an ACS member who resides within the Section. Contributions recognized by the award must have been performed while the recipient was a resident of the Section area.

Requirements.  A complete application includes:

§  A nomination letter, not exceeding two pages.

§  Two seconding letters - each containing information which is significantly different from each other and the nominating letter.

§  Nominee's Resume/Curriculum Vitae 

Electronic submission of the packet to the Awards Chair is preferred.  Please send as a pdf file to:  Awards Chair: Kerry K. Spilker,

Alternatively, one copy of the above packet may be sent to the Chairman of the Awards Committee:     


3901 Briarpark

                        Houston, TX 77042

Attn: Kerry Spilker

Deadline for Submission.   September 1st

Announcement of Award Recipient.   October 1st

Award Presentation.  The ACS Greater Houston Local Section Award wil be presented at a Fall Section meeting.

Please contact for more information  



Congratulations to 2013 ACS- GHS Award Winners!

Group Picture of 2013 ACS-GHS Award Recipients (Left to Right)


Justin Bertalotto,  Shell Technology Center – Houston

2013 Technician Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Kenneth W. Pober

Honored for 50 Year ACS Membership


Professor Mamie Moy, University of Houston

L. Lourella Cruz – Lone Star College- Cy-Fair

2013 Two Year College Teaching Excellence Award Recipient


George Bennett, PhD - Rice University

2013 ACS-GHS Local Section Award Recipient


 Robert Botto, PhD – KiOR Inc.

2013 E. Ann Nalley Southwest Regional Award Recipient for Volunteer Service to ACS


Aimee Modic - Katy High School

Chemistry Club honored for “Coins for Cleaner Water” Campaign


Alvin Orbaek.  PhD – Rice University

  2013 Younger Chemist Award Recipient




2012  ACS - Greater Houston Section Awards 

        Dr. R. Bruce Weisman,  Rice University 

 For his meritorious contributions to the welfare and distinction of the local section within the Greater Houston area, as demonstrated by his contributions to education, research, and his service to the section and community service.
Dr.R. Bruce Weisman's BioSketch. 


Younger Chemist Award
Michael L. Matson, Ph.D., University of Houston-Downtown
Excellence in Two Year College Teaching 
Jean C. Whileyman, Ph.D,  Lone Star College

National Award Recipients
ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry
Dr. Edwin L. Thomas, Rice University
  ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry
Dr. Peter G. Wolynes, Rice University

 James Bryant Conant Award in  High School Chemistry Teaching
Mrs. Roxana Allen, St. John’s School     

 2012 ACS Fellows  

 Dr. Amber Hinkle, Bayer Material Science, LLC
Lisa Houston, PAC, LP
Dr. Dave Singleton, Shell Chemicals (Retired) 

    Regional Award Recipient 

Southwest Regional Teaching Award
Mrs. Lynn E. Millikan, St. Thomas Episcopal School 

    National Chemistry Chair Persons 

 Dr. Bob Botto, Exxon ( Retired)
Dr. Elmer Ledesma, University of St. Thomas
Kim Millspaugh, Shell Oil
Dr. Valerie Moore
Professor Mamie Moy, University of Houston
Dr. Sunny Tang, Shell Chemicals (Retired)


    2012 Technician Achievement Award Recipient  

Karla Hartman, Shell Chemicals 


  2011 ACS-GHS Section Award winner:

 Dr. James F. Stevens,Chevron, Retired