ACS is committed to helping combat the global COVID-19 pandemic with initiatives and free resources. Learn More

Paul Shin Memorial Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award

Purpose: To recognize deserving High School Chemistry Teachers. The Southern California Section’s Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award was renamed in 2010 to be the Paul Shin Memorial Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award. Paul Shin was Section Chair in 2010 when he passed away from liver cancer. Paul had been our Educational Affairs Committee Chair for many years before taking on the role of Chair. He will be remembered for his efforts in this very special award..

Eligibility: Who can be nominated: a person actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry in high school (grades 9-12)

Who can nominate: any individual, except a member of the award committee or a currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or seconding letter in any given year.

Nominations: Nominating documents may be submitted via email to the Chair of the Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Committee at Note that signed documents that have been scanned are acceptable.

Contact Information