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Tolman Award

Purpose: The Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to chemistry. These contributions may include achievements in fundamental studies; achievements in chemical technology; significant contributions to chemical education; or outstanding leadership in science on a national level. The nominee need not be a Southern California resident; however, most of the award-related accomplishments must have been made in this area.

Eligibility: There is no official nominating form for this award; nominations are accepted from any member of this Section or of cooperating Sections. The nomination package should include:

  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume of the candidate
  • letters of support from colleagues in the profession describing the candidate’s major achievements
  • if the candidate is being considered for outstanding teaching, letters of support from former students should be included.

Nominations: Nomination Packages should be electronically transmitted to the Chair of the Tolman Committee at office-at-scalacs-dot-org (preferred method). We are also deleting the requirement for copies of publications. Rather, a list of representative publications would suffice. The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 15 each year.

Contact Information

Chairperson of the Tolman Award Committee
c/o Southern California Section, ACS
14934 S. Figueroa St.
Gardena, CA 90248