Outstanding Chemical Technician
Purpose: The Midland Section presents an annual Outstanding Chemical Technician Award to an individual who has demonstrated an extremely high degree of professionalism as a chemical technician.
Eligibility: Nominees must have worked for five years as a chemical technician or in a related field where primary job responsibilities include conducting experimentation or analyzing information to help solve chemical problems or discover new chemical knowledge. Nominees must have successfully completed a two-year post-high school level chemistry curriculum leading to an Associate Degree, the equivalent course in a Baccalaureate Program, or have equivalent experience. Chemical technicians do not need to be an ACS member to be eligible for this award. The nomination packet shall be submitted to the Awards Committee by the nominator and must be a resident of the Midland Section area (Bay, Midland, Gratiot, Saginaw, Isabella Counties) at the time of nomination as well as must not be a winner of award category in the past 10 years.
Nominations: Requirements and content recommendations include the following:
- At least two supporting letters from colleagues (which state why the nominator feels the nominee is deserving of the award (with specific supporting examples given).
- resume (or equivalent)
- Publications and Patents list (where applicable)
- Additional letters of support from students, parents, community members, administrators (as appropriate)