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Outstanding Chemistry Teacher at a Two Year College Award

 Sponsored by

American Chemical Society-Greater Houston Section

 (ACS-GHS)

 

Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of chemistry at a two year college in the ACS - Greater Houston Section.  The Greater Houston Section (No. 46) of the ACS consists of the following counties: Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Walker.

Nature: The award consists of a plaque.

Eligibility:  The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science at a two year college within the territory of the ACS-GHS.  The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:

·         The quality of the nominee’s teaching; unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized;

·         The nominee’s ability to challenge and inspire students;

·         Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and chemical sciences;

·         A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement;

·         Evidence of leadership and/or active involvement within the profession.

Required components:
1.      A complete application that consists of the Nominee Information, the Nominator Information and the Nominator Recommendation of not more than 1,000 words submitted by the nominator according to the guidelines outlined on the Recommendation Form (see below).
2.      A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession.  This must be limited to no more than two pages and the activities listed must have occurred within the past five years.
3.      At least one, but not more than three, letters of support.  One must be from the teacher’s current supervisor.  Additional letters of support may be sent by colleagues, members of the American Chemical Society who are familiar with the nominee’s achievements or former students.


Nominations for this award should be submitted via email to Kerry Spilker (kspilker@chevron.com) by September 1, 2014.

The nomination form is shown below. You can upload it using the following LINK

 

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Outstanding Chemistry Teacher at a Two Year College Award

 

Deadline:  September 1 

 

Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or current students, may nominate or support only one nominee during any given award year.  Submit to Kerry Spilker email kspilker@chevron.com   via e-mail attachment by SEPTEMBER 1.    The award will be presented at the 2013 ACS-GHS AWARDS DINNER, which will be held NOVEMBER in Houston, TX. 

 

NOMINATOR INFORMATION

 

Name:

 

Company or Institutional Affiliation:

 

Present Position (Exact Title):

 

Address:

 

City:

 

State and Zip:

 

Telephone:

 

Fax:

 

e-mail:

 

Relationship to Nominee

 

 

 

 

 


 

NOMINATION FORM

 

Outstanding Chemistry Teacher at a Two Year College Award

 

NOMINEE INFORMATION

 

 

Name:

 

Present Position (Exact Title):

 

School:

 

Address:

 

City:

 

State and Zip:

 

Telephone:

 

Fax:

 

e-mail:

 

Website:

 

 

 

  • Give your current teaching assignment including course titles and grade levels.  What is your involvement in extracurricular activities?

 

 

 

  • On a separate sheet, provide a statement of not more than 500 words in which you present your teaching philosophy or otherwise describe your commitment to the profession.

 


 

NOMINATION FORM

 

Outstanding Chemistry Teacher at a Two Year College Award

 

RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT OF NOMINATOR

 

 

Submit a narrative statement of no more than 1,000 words that describes and comments upon the following:

 

·         The quality of the nominee’s teaching.  Unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized;

·         The nominee’s ability to challenge and inspire students;

·         Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences;

·         A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement;

·         Evidence of leadership and/or active involvement within the profession.