AkzoNobel Student Award in Applied Polymer Science
Purpose: The purpose of the Award is to recognize and foster excellence in research in applied polymer science, support education in this field, and encourage student participation in ACS national meetings.
Nature: Six finalists for the Award are selected based on pre-submitted written competition papers suitable for the PMSE preprints. Up to $750 is available to each finalist for out-of-pocket expenses related to attending the Fall ACS National Meeting and presenting his or her paper. The awardee is selected from among the finalists by an anonymous committee which judges each paper according to technical merit and quality of presentation. The winner receives $1,600 and an Award Plaque, which are presented to him or her at the following Spring ACS National Meeting. In addition to the Award, the winner receives up to $750 to cover expenses incurred to attend the Spring National ACS Meeting.
Eligibility: Applicants for the Award must be in graduate school or not more than one year beyond graduation.
Establishment & Support: The Award was established in 1985 as the Sherwin-Williams Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. In 1997, ICI took on the sponsorship of the Award, which became the ICI Student Award in Applied Polymer Science. In 2009, AkzoNobel generously agreed to provide continuing sponsorship for the Award.