George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research
Sponsor: Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society Inc.
Purpose: This award perpetuates the memory of George S. Whitby, head of the rubber laboratory at The University of Akron and for years the only one who taught rubber chemistry in the USA, by honoring outstanding international teachers of chemistry and polymer science and recognizing innovative research.
Nature: The award consists of $3,000, an engraved plaque, and $500 for travel expenses in attending the awards ceremony meeting.
Eligibility: The recipient shall have made outstanding contributions to chemical and/or polymer science education or research, including the training of professional rubber or polymer chemists: the dissemination of reliable information about chemistry to prospective chemists, to members of the profession, to students in other fields, and to the general public; and the integration of chemistry and polymer science into our educational system. The activities recognized by the awards may lie in the fields of teaching (at any level), organization and administration, influential writing, standards of instruction, and public enlightenment. This award is open and not restricted to Rubber Division, ACS membership.
Deadline: July 15 (annual review by committee).
Establishment & Support: Rubber Division, ACS established this award in 1986. Cabot Corporation currently sponsors this award.