Nominations Sought for 2021 ACS: Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry

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The Organic Division of the American Chemical Society is seeking to increase the involvement of Bachelor’s- and Master’s-level chemists in Divisional activities. Although these individuals regularly make important contributions in the workplace, all too often they receive little or no recognition for their efforts from the scientific community. As one of the means to address this situation, the Organic Division has instituted an annual symposium at the Fall ACS meeting to recognize the achievements of non-Ph.D. chemists. We are now seeking nominations for the coming year’s program.

The 30th annual Symposium on Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry will be held, during the 262nd National Meeting of the ACS in Atlanta, GA. The invited speakers will present their recent discoveries in basic or developmental research during 30 minute presentations. (As an awards symposium, under ACS bylaws, there is no question and answer period.)

We encourage nominators to select candidates who are both excellent scientists and good communicators. To nominate a Bachelor’s- or Master’s-level chemist for this symposium, please send a letter describing the nominee’s contributions and include a copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Additional letters and supporting documents are most welcome, but not essential.

Additional information and the online nomination form are found on the DOC TAOC webpage. Additionally, questions may be directed to Ann Buysse via email at ann.buysse@corteva.com. The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 15, 2021.