Saturday, February 25, 2017   


Purpose. To provide recognition to ACS-GHS members 35 years of age or younger 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 2010 by vote of the Section Executive Board and is supported by Section funds.

Rules of Eligibility. A nominee must be an ACS member age 35 years or younger by the end of the Award year 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 




2013 - Dr. Alvin Orbaek, PhD - Rice University

2012- Dr. Michael Matson, PhD - Rice University

2011 - Dr. Valerie Moore, PhD - Rice University

2010 - Professor Ognjen Miljanic - University of Houston