Charles E. Coates Memorial Award
Purpose: This award is granted for outstanding contributions to the professions of chemistry or chemical engineering, the corresponding professional society, and the Baton Rouge community. The award was established in 1957 by the Baton Rouge Sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to honor the memory of Charles E. Coates, one of Louisiana’s most prominent figures in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Eligibility: Members of the Baton Rouge Sections of ACS and AIChE are eligible, generally in alternate years.
Nominations: A call for nominations goes out to the appropriate membership in the spring each year. The winner is honored at a banquet, which is usually held in April or May. At this banquet, the winner gives an award address, and other winners and achievements in the two sections are celebrated as well.