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                                        Awards


                            Standard Operating Procedure

AWARDS GIVEN
Awards will given for papers, outstanding both in content and manner of presentation,
presented before the Division at a national meeting.

BASIS OF AWARDS
The awards will be based on both the quality of the material presented and on the
manner of presentation. Three judges will be selected by the Executive Committee to
evaluate the papers, but their identity will remain anonymous.

ELIGIBILITY
Any member of the American Chemical Society, who presents a paper before the
Division at a national meeting, is eligible to receive an award.

WHEN GIVEN

The recipient should receive the award at the Division dinner of the following national
meeting.

TITLE AND TYPES OF AWARDS
      The Edward Bartow Award (Established 1952)
The award known as the Edward Bartow Award in honor of Dr. Edward Bartow, the
founder of the Division who contributed extensively to the field of water, sewage and
sanitation chemistry, will be given for a paper, outstanding both in content and manner
of presentation, on some phase of water, waste, sanitation or sewage chemistry.
The award will be a scroll with appropriate design and wording, signifying the
importance and honor of the award, giving the author’s name, title of the paper, date
and place of presentation and signed by members of the Division Executive Committee.
A sum not exceeding $500 shall be given to help defray travel expenses.

      The Fraser Johnstone Award (Established 1966)
The award known as the Fraser Johnstone Award in honor of Dr. Fraser Johnstone, the
founder of the ACS Air Pollution Committee, forerunner of the air section of the Division
and a pioneer in the study of sulfur dioxide emissions, will be given for an outstanding
paper on air pollution.
The award will be a scroll with appropriate design and wording, signifying the
importance and honor of the award, giving the author’s name, title of the paper, date
and place of presentation and signed by members of the Division Executive Committee.
A sum not exceeding $500 shall be given to help defray travel expenses.


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       Distinguished Service Award (Established 1957)

       The Certificate of Merit (Established 1952)
A Certificate of Merit will be given for a notable first appearance before the Division.

       Other Certificates
Certificates will be presented to co-authors of any papers receiving awards.

       Graduate Student Award (Established 1985)
The Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsors up to 25 annual awards to full-time
graduate students currently enrolled in a United States educational institution in
chemistry, environmental engineering or other programs emphasizing environmental
chemistry. These students must have completed one full year of graduate study at their
current institution by the date of announcement of the awards (January or February).
The award is based upon students' records in course work, evidence of research
productivity, and on statements from graduate faculty advisers. Primary emphasis will
be given to the students' potential for future contributions as professionals in
environmental chemistry. Graduate students who receive the award will receive a one
year membership in the Division of Environmental Chemistry and a cash award of
$XXX. one year subscription to Environmental Science & Technology. Awardees will be
publicized in ES&T and EnvirofACS.

       C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award (Established 1985)
The award known as the C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award in honor of C.
Ellen Gonter, who served in many capacities within the Division of Environmental
Chemistry including serving as the Chair (1973), Secretary (1969-1971) and Treasurer
(1976-1977). Ellen attended nearly every meeting during her career and could be found
manning the Division table at many of those meetings. She was instrumental in the
development and establishment of this award in 1985. Due to her tireless volunteer
efforts, the Division bestowed her with the Distinguished Service Award in 1979. At the
Spring 2007 National Meeting, the Division of Environmental Chemistry decided to
honor the memory of Ellen, with her passing on September 14, 2006, by renaming the
Graduate Student Research Paper Award to the C. Ellen Gonter Environmental
Chemistry Award. Up to seven awards are presented annually. These awards represent
the highest honor granted by the Division of Environmental Chemistry for students.
Graduate students who receive this award will present their papers at the C. Ellen
Gonter Environmental Chemistry Awards Symposium at the American Chemical Society
National meeting in the Fall. Each awardee will also receive a $1,000 cash award at the
Environmental Division Dinner at the national meeting, a one year membership in the
Environmental Division and recognition in EnvirofACS, the newsletter of the Division
and in ES&T.




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      Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry (Established 2006)
The Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsors annual awards to full-time
undergraduate students currently enrolled in an United States education institution in
chemistry, environmental engineering or other programs emphasizing environmental
chemistry. These students must have completed or completing one full year of study at
their current institution by the date of announcement of the awards (May).

One award per department at an United States education institution will be given to
outstanding full-time undergraduate students. The award consists of a one year
membership in the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and a certificate.
Awardees will be publicized in EnvirofACS, the Division web site and C&EN.




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Purpose: To administer all awards offered by the Division to the extent authorized by
the Division Executive Committee.

Composition: A committee chair, appointed by the Division chair, and approximately
six additional members chosen to represent the broad spectrum of Division membership
(industry, academia, government, etc.). The committee chair nominates committee
members for approval by the Division chair. The committee can establish
subcommittees and taskforces that focus on specific awards.

Term of Office: The committee chair serves a three-year term and may have previously
served as a committee member. Committee members are appointed for three-year
terms, and terms are staggered (two new appointments each year) to ensure continuity.
The committee reports directly to the Division Executive Committee.

Responsibilities:
   Publicize the Division award(s) either directly or through a Division committee
    assigned the responsibility of publicity/public relations, through Division publications,
    etc., (be specific) and through any other appropriate media.
   Solicit nominations for the Division award(s).
   Develop a slate of qualified nominees for each Division award.
   Submit names of nominees and any requisite supporting documentation to the
    Division body responsible for selecting the awardee. Be specific: Executive
    Committee, award jury (composition of the jury should be noted in the Division’s
    procedures manual), etc.
   Notify the awardee of his/her selection, of the date and location of the award
    presentation, of the details of the award (travel expenses covered, etc.), and of
    anything that is expected of the awardee (symposium, award speech, etc.).
   Notify the Division Program promptly of all award selections, so that they can initiate
    the development of any symposia related to the award presentation.
   Submit announcement of the award(s) to the ACS Office of Divisional Activities for
    publication in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN).
   Submit copies of award commendations, presentation photos, and other documents
    of long-term value to the Division archivist/historian.
   Order award plaques, certificates, etc. If there is a monetary portion of the award,
    formally request the check from the Division treasurer.
   Submit written committee reports to the Division secretary for review at the
    Executive Committee meetings held at each national meeting of the Society.
   Committee chair, if a member of the Executive Committee or at the request of the
    Division chair, should attend the Executive Committee meetings held at each
    national meeting of the Society, or as otherwise scheduled by the Division chair.



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   Draft committee annual report and forward to Division secretary to assist in the
    preparation of the Division annual report. Include details on all those who received
    Division awards.

Timeline:

January
   Issue call for nominations for awards to be given in the following calendar year to the
    Division leader(s) responsible for dissemination of such information (newsletter
    editor, Webmaster, Division Publicity/Public Relations Committee, etc.). (Be
    specific.)
   The deadline for receipt of nominations should be April 1 of the current year, if the
    award is to be given the following spring, or June 1 of the current year, if the award
    is to be given the following fall.
   Coordinate award presentation dates with the Division Program chair.
   The committee chair submits the committee annual report to the Division secretary
    to assist in the preparation of the Division annual report. Remember: The
    committee’s annual report is the responsibility of the chair who served during the
    year covered by the report. The report should include an accounting of the past
    year’s planned goals and objectives, as well as those planned for the coming year.
    The outgoing chair drafts that portion of the report covering the past year, and the
    incoming chair drafts the plans for the coming year.

February
   Order award certificates, plaques, and honorarium checks for any Division awards
    being presented at the spring national meeting of the Society during the current
    calendar year.
   The committee chair drafts the committee report for review at the Division Executive
    Committee meeting scheduled for the spring.
   Submit items to the Division chair for inclusion on the spring Executive Committee
    agenda.
   Distribute agenda and schedule for the committee meeting, if to be held in the
    spring.

March/April
   Committee meets at the spring national meeting of the Society.
   Committee chair attends the Division Executive Committee meeting, if a member, or
    at the request of the Division chair. The committee chair also attends and reports at
    the Division business meeting, if it is held in the spring.
   Committee representative attends the Division Program Committee meeting in order
    to coordinate future events. Award presentations given, if scheduled for the spring.


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April
   The committee reviews nominations for awards to be given in the spring of the
    following calendar year and submits a slate of qualified candidates, along with
    supporting documentation, to the Division body responsible for selecting the
    awardee (Division Executive Committee, an award jury, etc.). Be specific and note
    the composition of any award jury.
   The committee secretary circulates minutes and action items of the committee
    meeting to committee members.

June
   The committee reviews nominations for awards to be given in the fall of the following
    calendar year and submits a slate of qualified candidates, along with supporting
    documentation, to the Division body responsible for selecting the awardee (Division
    Executive Committee, an award jury, etc.). Be specific and note the composition of
    any award jury.
   Assist the Division chair or the chair of the Awards Jury to organize a meeting (or
    conference call) to select awardees for the following calendar year. Selections
    should be made no later than July 15, so that necessary plans can be developed by
    relevant committees (Awards, Publicity/Public Relations, Program, etc.) at their
    meetings scheduled during the fall national meeting of the Society.

July
   Order award certificates, plaques, and honorarium checks for any Division awards
    being presented at the fall national meeting of the Society during the current
    calendar year.
   Notify following year’s award winner(s) of his/her selection, of the date and place of
    the award presentation, of the award details (travel expenses paid, etc.), and of
    anything that is expected of them (speech, symposium, etc.).
   Submit items to the Division chair for inclusion on the fall Executive Committee
    agenda.
   Distribute the agenda and schedule for the committee meeting to all committee
    members, if scheduled for the fall national meeting of the Society.

July/August
   The committee chair drafts committee report for review at the Division Executive
    Committee meeting scheduled for the fall.
   The chair submits committee budget requirements for the following calendar year to
    the Division leader responsible for the budget draft (Division chair, chair-elect,
    treasurer, etc.). (Be specific.)
   Committee chair submits to the Division chair a list of candidates for new committee
    members to replace those completing their terms of office in the current calendar


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    year. Appointments should be made prior to the fall national meeting of the Society,
    and new appointees should be invited to the fall meeting of the committee.

August/September
   Committee meets at the fall national meeting of the Society. Committee members
    completing their terms of office are recognized and thanked for their service.
   Committee chair attends the Division Executive Committee, if a member, or at the
    request of the Division chair.
   Committee representative attends Division Program Committee meeting in order to
    coordinate future events.
   The committee chair also attends and reports at the Division business meeting, if it
    is held in the spring.
   Award presentations given, if scheduled for the fall.

September
 The committee secretary circulates minutes and action items from the committee
  meeting to all committee members.

October
   Submit label requests to the Division secretary for Division mailings scheduled for
    the following calendar year.

December
   Documents of long-term value not needed by the chair in the fulfillment of his/her
    duties (photos of award presentations, copies of award certificates, etc.) are
    forwarded to the Division archivist/historian.
   Send thank-you letters to all committee members who have completed their terms of
    office. If completing his/her term of office, the committee chair prepares the files for
    transfer to the incoming chair no later than January 1.
   The committee chair begins drafting the committee annual report for submission to
    the Division secretary in January. Note: The committee annual report should include
    an accounting of the past year’s goals and objectives, as well as those planned for
    the coming year. If there is a change in committee chair, the outgoing chair drafts
    the portion of the report that refers to the past year and the incoming chair drafts the
    plan for the coming year.

Note: The details regarding awards will vary from Division to Division. The important
issue is to have a milestone calendar in the Division procedures manual that supports
the process followed for each award. This will serve as a reference tool for new
committee chairs and members and will minimize the possibility of a step being
overlooked or forgotten. If the Division has more than one award, each award may
require its own milestone calendar. In addition to any awards that recognize


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accomplishments in the sub-discipline of chemistry represented by the Division, each
Division should consider offering meritorious service awards to Division members in
recognition of outstanding service: certificates to committee chairs upon completion of
their terms of office, an award for overall outstanding contributions to the Division, etc.




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CRITERIA FOR AWARDS
      The Edward Bartow Award
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPT
Six (6) copies of the abstract and three (3) copies of the complete manuscript or draft of
the presentation manuscript must be submitted to the Program Chairman of the Division
four (4) months prior to the date of the presentation. A request for consideration for an
award must accompany the manuscripts. The paper will then be reviewed by an
appropriate committee for acceptance, rejection or suggested revision with a time limit
for such review of one (1) month.

BASIS OF JUDGING
    CONTENTS
      1. The contents should be a piece of original research, unless review articles
         are specifically requested.
      2. The subject matter should be new, and have significant importance to the
         field of environmental chemistry, i.e., water, air, waste, solid waste, etc.
      3. The contents should not be speculative, nor advertising, nor a sales
         promotional scheme of any sort. If trade names are necessary, then if
         possible, they should be accompanied by formula or a more descriptive
         classification.
      4. The contents should not contain any secret nor restricted material, the nature
         of which cannot be divulged to the audience for either personal or regulatory
         reasons.
      5. The conclusions drawn should be substantiated by the evidence presented.

    PRESENTATION
      1. Introductory remarks should contain a brief description of the aim and
         purpose of the paper.
      2. The introduction should be followed by a brief description of the work done
         on the subject by other investigators.
      3. Experimental or supporting data should be presented.
      4. Summary and/or conclusions should be presented. However it should be
         borne in mind that certain types of papers are presented much more
         effectively when the conclusions are given prior to the presentation of the
         data.
      5. Slide preparation and presentation should follow the ACS rules in effect at
         the time of presentation of the paper.
      6. The time limit, presentation and question and answer period, must be
         adhered to strictly.

    RATING
The papers selected for possible award by the committee must be heard and rated by at
least three members of the Division, who are knowledgeable in the field, and at least
one member of the Awards Committee. A score of 90% or more must be attained for
any award to be presented.                     Passed September 8, 1985, Chicago, IL


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                                     RATING SHEET

Criteria for selecting a paper for a Division of Environmental Chemistry Award.
I. CONTENTS                                                                   Points
1. Was this paper significant or important to the field of
   environmental chemistry?                                              30
2. Does this paper show a considerable amount of original
   research and was it meticulously handled?                             10
3. Was the experimental data clear, accurate and did it
   substantiate the conclusions drawn?                                   10
                                                             TOTAL       50
II. PRESENTATION
1. Was the aim or purpose clearly stated?                                 5
2. Was the subject matter arranged and/or presented in orderly
   and logical sequence?                                                 10
3. Did the author abide by the time limit?                                5
4. Did the author use good delivery, i.e., always speaking into the
   microphone; always facing the audience when speaking; using
   a clear and distinct voice; and not being guilty of any nervous
   or distracting mannerisms?                                            10
5. Did the author express his ideas clearly and simply abiding by
   the laws of good diction and grammatical construction?                 5
6. Did the author display ability to answer questions?                    5
7. Were the slides readable without strain, well organized, and
   were they well presented?                                             10
                                                             TOTAL       50
                                                    GRAND TOTAL         100

(For a paper with no slides, divide the 10 points for slides between items 4 and 5.)




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      The Fraser Johnstone Award
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPT
Six (6) copies of the abstract and three (3) copies of the complete manuscript or draft of
the presentation manuscript must be submitted to the Program Chairman of the Division
four (4) months prior to the date of the presentation. A request for consideration for an
award must accompany the manuscripts. The paper will then be reviewed by an
appropriate committee for acceptance, rejection or suggested revision with a time limit
for such review of one (1) month.

BASIS OF JUDGING
    CONTENTS
      1. The contents should be a piece of original research, unless review articles
         are specifically requested.
      2. The subject matter should be new, and have significant importance to the
         field of environmental chemistry, i.e., water, air, waste, solid waste, etc.
      3. The contents should not be speculative, nor advertising, nor a sales
         promotional scheme of any sort. If trade names are necessary, then if
         possible, they should be accompanied by formula or a more descriptive
         classification.
      4. The contents should not contain any secret nor restricted material, the nature
         of which cannot be divulged to the audience for either personal or regulatory
         reasons.
      5. The conclusions drawn should be substantiated by the evidence presented.

    PRESENTATION
      1. Introductory remarks should contain a brief description of the aim and
         purpose of the paper.
      2. The introduction should be followed by a brief description of the work done
         on the subject by other investigators.
      3. Experimental or supporting data should be presented.
      4. Summary and/or conclusions should be presented. However it should be
         borne in mind that certain types of papers are presented much more
         effectively when the conclusions are given prior to the presentation of the
         data.
      5. Slide preparation and presentation should follow the ACS rules in effect at
         the time of presentation of the paper.
      6. The time limit, presentation and question and answer period, must be
         adhered to strictly.

    RATING
The papers selected for possible award by the committee must be heard and rated by at
least three members of the Division, who are knowledgeable in the field, and at least
one member of the Awards Committee. A score of 90% or more must be attained for
any award to be presented.
                                               Passed September 8, 1985, Chicago, IL


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                                     RATING SHEET

Criteria for selecting a paper for a Division of Environmental Chemistry Award.
I. CONTENTS                                                                   Points
1. Was this paper significant or important to the field of
   environmental chemistry?                                              30
2. Does this paper show a considerable amount of original
   research and was it meticulously handled?                             10
3. Was the experimental data clear, accurate and did it
   substantiate the conclusions drawn?                                   10
                                                             TOTAL       50
II. PRESENTATION
1. Was the aim or purpose clearly stated?                                 5
2. Was the subject matter arranged and/or presented in orderly
   and logical sequence?                                                 10
3. Did the author abide by the time limit?                                5
4. Did the author use good delivery, i.e., always speaking into the
   microphone; always facing the audience when speaking; using
   a clear and distinct voice; and not being guilty of any nervous
   or distracting mannerisms?                                            10
5. Did the author express his ideas clearly and simply abiding by
   the laws of good diction and grammatical construction?                 5
6. Did the author display ability to answer questions?                    5
7. Were the slides readable without strain, well organized, and
   were they well presented?                                             10
                                                             TOTAL       50
                                                    GRAND TOTAL         100

(For a paper with no slides, divide the 10 points for slides between items 4 and 5.)




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        The Distinguished Service Award

Criteria for Eligibility to Receive the Award
     1. Continuous membership in the Division for 10 years (Changed in Chicago
        8/26/73)
     2. Other criteria with the proviso that no one or more be rigidly assigned as more
        important than others.
        a. Papers presented before the Division
        b. Symposia organized for Division Meetings
        c. Regular attendance and participation
        d. Effective work on Division committees
        e. Offices held in the Division
        f. General attitude and willingness to help in Divisional work

[The award(s) was to be presented at the Fall meeting and carry with it Honorary
Membership in the Division. The awardee(s) was selected by a committee of three who
have served since 1956.]

Administration and Selection
     1. A three-member committee composed of previous recipients of the Distinguished
        Service Award selects new recipients.
     2. Each member serves a three-year term and will serve as Chairman his or her
        third year.
     3. Members of the Committee recommend the name of the new member each year
        to the Executive Committee for approval at the Fall meeting.
     4. Division dues for recipients be remitted for life provided continuous membership
        is maintained in the society. Passed 8/23/81 in New York.

The following recommendation is made by C. Ellen Gonter.
1.      At least six weeks previous to the fall meeting the Chairman of the Distinguished
        Awards Committee send the names of the recipients of the award to the Awards
        Chairman in order that he can have the certificates prepared for presentation at
        the fall meeting.

The Award
     1. The award(s) is to be presented at the Fall meeting in the form of a suitably
        inscribed certificate.
     2. It carries with it Honorary Membership in the Division. Division dues for recipients
        will be remitted for life provided continuous membership is maintained in the
        American Chemical Society.


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Passsed August 26, 1984
Philadelphia, PA


Standard Operation Procedure

   1. Committee should start deliberations at least three months prior to Fall ACS
      meeting (or meeting at which DSA is to be presented) so the 6-week deadline for
      notification of Awards chairman and Division chairman can be met, and the
      Division chairman can notify and invite DSA recipients to attend the meeting.
   2. Division Chairman should notify DSA recipients officially, and invite them to the
      meeting where Awards will be presented.
   3. Division Chairman should make the Award presentation at the selected meeting,
      assisted by the Awards chairman, if needed. (DSA Committee remains incognito;
      has no part in the presentation.)
   4. Dinner tickets to the Environmental Chemistry Division dinner for DSA (new)
      recipients are paid for by the Division treasury. (Free tickets should be provided
      for the spouses of DSA recipients, if they expect to accompany the recipient.)
   5. Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) will be presented at Fall meetings. If no
      Division dinner is planned, present the DSA in a special technical session (to be
      designated as an Awards program).
   6. DSA Committee members agree on and select the new member to be added to
      the Committee each year. Committee chairmanship is automatic, as the senior
      member (third year of service on the Committee) automatically assumes
      chairmanship.
   7. Chairmanship will begin at the end of the Fall meeting, to allow adequate time for
      any action required prior to the Spring meeting.
   8. Executive Committee is advised at its Fall executive session as to the DSA
      Committee membership, actions taken on DSA presentation and selections, and
      proposed new member to be added to the DSA Committee. This information is
      included in the DSA Chairman’s report, and is approved by the Executive
      Committee by acceptance of the report.

Passed September 10, 1978, Miami, FL
Revised to reflect changes made August 26, 1984, Philadelphia, PA




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        The Certificate of Merit

Application

                                CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD

If you are an ACS member and are making your first presentation to a National American
Chemical Society Meeting, please fill out the following form and send it to the Business Office.

NAME:

AFFILIATION:

ADDRESS:



TELEPHONE :            (    )                         FAX: (      )

E-MAIL:

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:




ACS MEETING: _X_ Fall 2006 (San Francisco, CA)

                ACS MEMBER                  YES              NO

                DIVISION MEMBER             YES              NO


I certify that this presentation is my first to the Division of Environmental Chemistry at a National
American Chemical Society Meeting and that I am a member of ACS.



          Typed (or Printed) Name                                     Signature



                                                                       Date


Complete and return this form to ___________, Division of Environmental Chemistry,
______________________ or by fax: _______ no later than __________.


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Rating Sheets

                      AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
                 DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

                                         PLATFORM PAPERS

                                        Award Rating System

Criteria for selecting a paper for the Division of Environmental Chemistry Certificate
Merit Award.

I. CONTENTS                                                                           Points
1. Was this paper significant or important to the field of environmental
   chemistry?                                                                   30
2. Does this paper show a considerate amount of original research and was it
    meticulously handled?                                                       10
3. Were the experimental data clear, accurate, and did they substantiate the
   conclusion drawn?                                                            10
                                                              CONTENTS TOTAL    50


II. PRESENTATIONS
1. Was the aim or purpose clearly stated?                                        5
2. Was the subject matter arranged and/or presented in orderly and logical      10
   sequence?
3. Did the author abide by the space and time limit?                             5
4. Did the author express his ideas clearly and simply abiding by the laws of   10
    good diction and grammatical construction?
5. Did the author display ability to answer questions?                          10
6. Were the slides, overheads, or posters readable without strain, well         10
   organized, and were they well presented?
                                                         PRESENTATION TOTAL     50
                                                                  GRAND TOTAL   100

         Do you recommend this paper for an award?______

Author:_____________________________________
Title of Paper:_____________________________________
Symposium: _______________________________________
Date & Time: ______________________
Rater's Name:__________________________________________




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                      AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
                 DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

                                        Poster Presentations
                                        Award Rating System

Criteria for selecting a paper for the Division of Environmental Chemistry Certificate
Merit Award.

I. CONTENTS                                                                            Points
1. Was this paper significant or important to the field of environmental
   chemistry?                                                                    30
2. Does this paper show a considerate amount of original research and was it
    meticulously handled?                                                        10
3. Were the experimental data clear, accurate, and did they substantiate the
   conclusion drawn?                                                             10
                                                              CONTENTS TOTAL     50


II. PRESENTATIONS
1. Was the aim or purpose clearly stated?                                         5
2. Was the subject matter arranged and/or presented in orderly and logical       10
   sequence?
3. Did the author abide by the space limit?                                       5
4. Did the author express his ideas clearly and simply abiding by the laws of    10
    good diction and grammatical construction?
5. Did the author display ability to answer questions?                           10
6. Was the poster readable without strain, well organized, and well presented?   10
                                                         PRESENTATION TOTAL      50
                                                                  GRAND TOTAL    100

        Do you recommend this paper for an award?______

Author:_____________________________________
Title of Paper:_____________________________________
Symposium: _______________________________________
Date & Time: ______________________
Rater's Name:__________________________________________




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Award Notification

Dear Name:

    On behalf of the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, I
am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Certificate of Merit for your
presentation at the recent American Chemical Society Meeting in Location. This Certificate of
Merit recognizes members of the American Chemical Society that are making their first
presentation at a national meeting in the Environmental Chemistry Division. Your presentation
was judged to be of high quality to the efforts of the Environmental Division to better understand
and protect the environment.

We encourage your active participation in the Division and the ACS in the years ahead. Again,
congratulations on your presentation and receipt of the Certificate of Merit.

Sincerely,

Awards Co-Chairman




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Non-Award Notification


Dear Name:

    On behalf of the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society,
Thank you for applying for the awards competition at the Meeting in Location. Your
presentation was judged by at least two established members of the Division, but was not
selected for an award. The Environmental Chemistry Division appreciates your efforts to present
relevant research findings that advance our understanding of environmental processes. We hope
you will continue to participate as a presenter in our Division.


Sincerely,

Awards Co-Chairman




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       Other Certificates




Award Notification

Dear Name:

     On behalf of the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, I
am pleased to inform you that the paper you co-authored was selected to receive the Certificate
of Merit for its presentation at the recent American Chemical Society Meeting in Location. This
Certificate of Merit recognizes members of the American Chemical Society that are making their
first presentation at a national meeting in the Environmental Chemistry Division. The author’s
presentation was judged to be of high quality to the efforts of the Environmental Division to
better understand and protect the environment.

Congratulations.

Sincerely,

Awards Co-Chairman




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Dear Name:

At this National Meeting in location, the Division of Environmental Chemistry is
recognizing students who are presenting posters in Environmental Chemistry Session of
the Division of Chemical Education. Please find your certificate enclosed.

In addition, I am enclosing a flyer regarding the Undergraduate Student Award in
Environmental Chemistry. I encourage you to give this award letter form to your
department chair and encourage them to select a student to be recognized.

Congratulations.

Chair




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       Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Awards

Number of Awards to be Made and Frequency
     Up to 25 awards
     Once per year

Nature of Award to be Made
       One year membership in the Division
       Cash prize of $XXX

Purpose and Expected Benefits
       Recognition of students and programs
       Encourage environmental chemistry graduate student development
       Introduce upcoming professionals to the Division and ES&T
       Good exposure and publicity

Eligibility
         All graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D. program) enrolled full-time at the date
         applications are due in a chemistry, environmental engineering, or other
         department in a program at a United States degree granting institution
         emphasizing environmental chemistry who will have completed one full year of
         graduate study at their current institution by January 15, of the year the award is
         to be presented.

Mechanism of Obtaining Applications
     Mail notices to academic institutions, with letter from Division Chairman. Request
     applications be mailed back to a designated person, usually the chairman of the
     Awards Committee.

Materials required of Applicants
       Name of student applying for the award.
       Student campus and permanent address (and choice for subscription)
       Major Advisor (name, address, phone no., position, signature)
       Start date at current institution, expected completion date, M.S. or Ph.D.
       Description of research (if applicable) to environmental chemistry
       Graduate grade point average
       Advisor’s statement (max 100 words) of why this student should be
          recognized and given the award, based on student’s record, capabilities, and
          likely continuation in the field of environmental chemistry
       List of publications by student

Mechanism of Processing Applications and Choosing Awardee(s)
      Received by committee chairman
      Copies forwarded to committee (appointed by Division chairman)
      Committee “votes” (ranking system below)
      Designated person tallies and notifies committee of results



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Criteria for Ranking
        25% – Student Record – advisor’s statement, publications, graduate GPA
        25% – Relevance of research
        50% – Likelihood of contributing professionally to environmental chemistry

Deadline and Target Dates for Each Step
      Mail notices: October 1
      Deadline to receive applications: December 1
      Target for decision: January 15
      Target for notification letters: February 1
      Publication of winners in ES&T: April
      EnvirofACS: Summer
      Start membership in Division: May 1


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Notification Letter


Dear Name:

Congratulations on receiving the year Graduate Student Award!

In addition to receiving a one year membership in the Division of Environmental
Chemistry (if you have already paid your dues, you will receive a one year extension)
and a cash award of xxx. In addition, both C&EN and ES&T have been notified of this
years awardees.

If you are at the Spring National Meeting in location, please stop by and introduce
yourself to the officers. A certificate will be available at the Division Dinner on Date. We
will formally announce all the winners at that time to the membership. If you are not
present, the certificate will be mailed to you after the meeting.

Again, congratulations.

Sincerely,

Chair




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The C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award (Established 1985)
Number of Awards to be Made and Frequencv
      Up to a total of seven
      Once per year, at a national meeting (special session, if possible)

Nature of Award to be Made
       $1000.00
       One year membership in the Division
       Certificate
       Letter of Commendation to Major Advisor (to include him/her in award)
       Awardee must present research at the Fall awards symposium to receive the
          cash award.

Purpose and Expected Benefits
      Encourage environmental chemistry research
      Encourage presentation of good papers at meetings by graduate students
      Encourage environmental chemistry graduate student development and papers
      Introduce upcoming professionals to the Division and meetings
      Good exposure and publicity for Division and profession

Eligibility
         All graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D. program) enrolled full-time in a chemistry,
         environmental engineering, or other department in a university or college on the
         date applications are due. The paper submitted must be relevant to
         environmental chemistry and the student must be the major author, and the work
         must have been done while attending the student’s current institution. The paper
         may have been submitted to a journal at time of submission, but should not have
         already been published or presented at another meeting.

Mechanism of Obtaining Applications
     Mail notices to academic institution, with letter from Division Chairman. Request
     papers and applications be mailed back to a designated person.

Materials Required of Applicants
       Statement that submission of paper means agreement to present it at a
          National
       Meeting if selected
       Copy of paper and abstracts
       Name of student must be first author
       Student campus and permanent address
       Major Advisor (name, address, phone no.)
       Statement of advisor that student made major contribution to the paper and
          was the senior author
       Signature of advisor
       Signature of student



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Mechanism of Processing Applications and Choosing Awardees
      Papers to be received by designated person
      Papers reviewed by the committee and up to five chosen
      Applicants notified and a session organized for next spring meeting at which
        papers selected are presented
      Awardees our guests at Division dinner, receive certificates

Deadline and Target Dates for Each Step
      Mail notices: November 1
      Receive papers: February 1
      Choose awardees: March 15
      Send information and abstracts to program chairman: Before candidate
          notification
      Notify candidates: April 1


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Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry
The Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsors annual awards to full-time
undergraduate students currently enrolled in an United States education institution in
chemistry, environmental engineering or other programs emphasizing environmental
chemistry. These students must have completed or completing one full year of study at
their current institution by the date of announcement of the awards (May).

One award per department at an United States education institution will be given to
outstanding full-time undergraduate students. The department will determine the criteria
for the award and will make the selection. The attached form must be submitted to the
Division of Environmental Chemistry Business Office by April 1 so that certificates and
complimentary division membership may be processed and forwarded to the
departments for presentation by May 1.

The award consists of a one year membership in the ACS Division of Environmental
Chemistry and a certificate. Awardees will be publicized in EnvirofACS, the Division web
site and C&EN.


Application

              Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry


Name of Awardee:

Department:

Educational Institution:

Address:


Name of Person Submitting Form:

Title of Person Submitting Form:

Phone Number:



Citation of why this person was
selected (this will be published):




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March 26, 2006, Atlanta, GA




Notification Letter

Dear Nominator Name:

Please find enclosed the award packet for Student name. It contains a letter regarding
the award and the certificate.

I have also enclosed a listing of this year’s awardees. Thank you for taking the time to
nominate Student Name.

Sincerely,

Chair




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      Kenneth G. Hancock Fund (for the Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Scholarship in
      Green Chemistry)

The ACS-Kenneth G. Hancock Fund was established for use by the American Chemical
Society’s Division of Environmental Chemistry to recognize student achievement in
environmental chemistry, especially chemically benign synthesis.

Establishment of the Fund
Kenneth G. Hancock, Director - Division of Chemistry, National Science Foundation,
died suddenly September 10 in Budapest, Hungary. Only a week earlier he had been an
active participant at the ACS meeting in Chicago where he presented two talks, "Green
Technology's Challenge to Synthetic Chemists: Environmentally Benign Chemical
Synthesis for the Economy and the Environment" and "Challenges and Opportunities in
Environmental Chemistry: An Important Intersection of Fundamental Research."
The sudden death of Ken Hancock--only 51 years old-was a shock and loss not only for
his family but also for his colleagues. Ken was an excellent chemist, teacher, and
dedicated civil servant who played a leadership role in a number of areas, including
international affairs and the fostering of green chemistry of environmentally benign
chemical synthesis and processing. An article in the September 10, 1993 issue of
Chemical & Engineering News chronicled Ken's career, his successes,
accomplishments, and included accolades from his colleagues. Ken's colleagues at
ACS and his family searched for some way not only to remember Ken but also to
continue his life's work. The mission of the fund is summarized in a statement by Ken's
wife, Diane-also a chemist.
      "Ken was excited about the potential for green technology. He had long been
      concerned about environmental pollution, and he felt that this was an area where
      he might be able to make a difference.
      We cannot replace Ken's vigorous approach. He was a tireless, articulate,
      enthusiastic advocate, a consensus builder, and a truly dedicated administrator.
      For his family, friends, and colleagues, this fund provides a small way for us to
      help promote and to recognize research that supports his final efforts and goal-to
      leave Planet Earth cleaner and less polluted than it might otherwise hove been."
                                                                     Diane K. Hancock

The Fund's Financial Objective
The financial objective of the Fund is to establish an endowment of $100,000 from
which interest earned is used to recognize student achievements in environmental
chemistry, especially chemically benign synthesis. Once the fund is fully funded, a 5
percent return would provide $5,000 each year for the Division of Environment
Chemistry to distribute.
Until the endowment goal is met, all income earned will be applied to fund the
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Recognition
The official public announcement of the award recipient will be made during the annual
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. A
certificate will be presented during the ceremony. The recipient will be notified prior to
the public announcement and will be asked to verify that he or she will be able to attend
the ceremony.
One awardee will be selected each year. Should there be multiple awardees, the
Division will be consulted prior to the decision.

Reaffirmed August 19, 2007, Boston, MA




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      Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Undergraduate Fellowship in Green Chemistry


The Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Undergraduate Fellowship is sponsored by the
American Chemical Society’s Division of Environmental Chemistry and the U.S.
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). The
Administration of the fellowship is the responsibility of the American Chemical Society’s
Green Chemistry Institute.

Background
Green Chemistry, or environmentally benign chemical synthesis and processing, is an
integral component in meeting national sustainable development and pollution
prevention goals and objectives. One of the architects of the ‘Environmentally Benign
Chemical Synthesis and Processing’ approach was Dr. Kenneth G. Hancock, Director of
the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Hancock was
an active advocate who emphasized the role of chemists and chemistry in solving the
environmental problems of the past, as well as avoiding environmental problems in the
future, in an economically viable fashion.
It was a great loss to the advancement of Green Chemistry when Dr. Hancock died
unexpectedly while attending an environmental chemistry conference in Eastern Europe
in 1993. To honor his contributions in the field of Green Chemistry, Dr. Hancock’s
colleagues from academia, government, and industry established the Kenneth G.
Hancock Memorial Student Award in Green Chemistry, offered under the auspices of
the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’s) Division of Environmental Chemistry. The
Hancock Memorial Award will be given annually in conjunction with the Presidential
Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony, administered by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Description
ACS President Dr. Paul Anderson announced the Hancock Memorial Award in June
1997 as an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to compete for a
prestigious memorial award in recognition of their studies and/or research in Green
Chemistry. The award provides national recognition for outstanding student
contributions to furthering the goals of Green Chemistry (i.e., the research,
development, and implementation of fundamental and innovative chemical technologies
that incorporate the principles of Green Chemistry into chemical design, manufacture,
and use, and that have the potential to be utilized in achieving national pollution
prevention goals).
In 2006, the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and the National Institute of
Standards & Technology (NIST) expanded the award to provide undergraduate
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Terms of the Fellowship
The fellowship will consist of a fully supported summer internship for nine to twelve
weeks at NIST to work with NIST scientists on measurement science that is relevant to
the commercialization and implementation of green chemistry principles in an industrial
context. The specific project for the internship will be identified based on the interest
and experience of the student awardee and the available ongoing research projects at
NIST (www.nist.gov). The student awardee would obtain a summer appointment as an
undergraduate research fellow at NIST. A stipend, housing, and daily transportation to
and from the NIST laboratories will be provided.

Eligibility
The award is open to undergraduate students who:
    Are US citizens or permanent residents of the US,
    Have declared a science major, and
    Are in good academic standing at their college or university

Award Scope and Objectives
The Hancock Memorial Undergraduate Fellowship is a one-time summer fellowship and
is open to all undergraduate students. One award is typically given annually. This
application package contains concise instructions on how to apply for the award.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, each year. An independent
panel convened by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute will judge applications received
for the award. Notification of the winner will be made by April 1, and the award will be
publicly announced at the annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Ceremony in June in Washington, DC.
Green Chemistry is defined as the use of chemistry for source reduction, the highest tier
of the risk management hierarchy as described in the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.
More specifically, Green Chemistry involves a reduction in or elimination of the use or
generation of hazardous materials—including feedstocks, reagents, solvents, products,
and byproducts—from a chemical process. Green Chemistry encompasses all aspects
and types of chemical processes, including synthesis, catalysis, analysis, monitoring,
and separations and reaction conditions that reduce impacts on human health and the
environment relative to the current state of the art.
Applications for the Hancock Memorial Award must be examples of studies or research
that the student has participated in which address the scope and objectives of green
chemistry and green engineering. The activity should address one or more of the
principles of green chemistry and/or green engineering as articulated by Anastas and
Warner (www.greenchemistryinstitute.org) and, more specifically, that address one or
more of the following three Green Chemistry focus areas:
   1. The use of alternative synthetic pathways for green chemistry, such as:
       Catalysis and biocatalysis.
       Natural processes such as photochemistry and biomimetic synthesis.
       Alternative feedstocks that are more innocuous and renewable (e.g.,
         biomass).


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  2. The use of alternative reaction conditions for green chemistry, such as:
      Use of solvents that have a reduced impact on human health and the
        environment.
      Increased selectivity and reduced wastes and emissions.
  3. The design of chemicals that are, for example:
      Less toxic than current alternatives.
      Inherently safer with regard to accident potential.

Selection Criteria
The selection criteria used to judge applications received for the Hancock Memorial
Award are similar to those used for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge
Awards. The criteria were designed to ensure that fellowship recipients are furthering
the goals of green chemistry and/or green engineering. The Hancock Memorial
Undergraduate Fellowship selection criteria are as follows:
  1. The student activity must meet the scope and objectives of the fellowship, and
     address one or more of the principles of green chemistry and/or green
     engineering.
  2. The student activity should be metrology-based. For example, it should
     demonstrate advancement in measurement sciences or standards, provide a
     novel use of green chemistry to enhance existing metrology, or provide
     fundamental data that promotes/enables green chemistry and/or green
     engineering.
  3. The student activity should offer potential human health and/or environmental
     benefits. The activity should further a technology that might, for example:
      Reduce toxicity (acute or chronic), illness or injury, flammability, explosion
        potential, emissions or other releases, transport of hazardous substances, or
        use of hazardous substances in reaction processes.
      Improve usage of natural resources such as renewable feedstocks.
      Enhance biodiversity.
  4. The student activity should be innovative and of scientific merit, for example,
     original (i.e., never before investigated, researched, or employed) and
     scientifically valid.
  5. The student activity should be potentially applicable to a large and broad-based
     segment of academia, industry, or society at large. The activity should further a
     technology that is, for example:
      A realistic approach to green chemistry.
      A remedy to a real environmental problem.
      Readily transferable to other academic institutions or industry sectors.

Application Process and Requirements
There is no application fee and no standard application form, but applications should
meet certain requirements. Applications must be no longer than eight, 8½-by-11-inch
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Applications longer than eight pages total, not including attachments as described
below, will not be accepted.
The application should include the following:
 1. A one-page cover sheet with the complete names, addresses, telephone numbers,
    fax numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of the following individuals:
     The undergraduate student applicant
     The primary sponsor (academic institution and project advisor).
     Contributors (individuals or organizations that provided financial or technical
      support for the student activity)
     Contact person (person who is responsible for all communications with the
      program (the student or advisor)
 2. The cover sheet should be followed by a background section (no more than two
    pages) containing the following information:
     Type of undergraduate degree expected (B.A. or B.S.), major and any minor fields
      of study, and the month and year the degree is expected.
     Current undergraduate grade point average and an unofficial transcript.
     List of applicant’s public presentations and publications, if any.
     A sentence or two on the applicant’s academic interests.
     A sentence or two on the applicant’s career plans.
     A sentence or two on the applicant’s interest in an internship at NIST involving
      measurements and standards, or related research in measurement science. Visit
      the NIST web site to learn more about the specific areas of research available:
      www.nist.gov.
     A statement confirming applicant’s availability for a nine to twelve week fellowship,
      beginning no later than mid-June.
 3. The background page(s) should be followed by an abstract page containing the
    following information:
     A project title.
     An abstract not to exceed 500 words that briefly describes the student’s studies or
       research.
 4. The remaining three to four pages can be used to detail how the project meets the
    selection criteria. Explain the following:
     How the student’s studies or research meet the fellowship scope and objectives
      and focus areas
     How the student’s project uses or develops metrology tools, standards and
      measurements, or measurement science
     The potential human health and/or environmental benefits
     The potential application to academia, industry, and society
     The innovation and scientific merit of the student’s project
Some selection criteria might not apply to every project. Such instances should be
indicated where appropriate.
There is no limit on the number of applications that can be submitted by any one
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student. All applications received will be considered public information. No material will
be returned. Award program sponsors are not responsible for lost or damaged
applications.

Judging Applications
A panel selected by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute will judge the applications. This
panel might include members of the scientific, educational, industrial, governmental,
and environmental communities. The panel will include 2 members of the Division of
Environmental Chemistry. Judges might request verification of any activities described
or claims made in applications that are selected as finalists. The judges will select the
undergraduate student whose project best meets the selection criteria for the fellowship.

Notification of Award Recipients
The official public announcement of the award recipient will be made during the annual
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. A
certificate will be presented to the student during the ceremony. The recipient will be
notified prior to the public announcement and will be asked to verify that he or she will
be able to attend the ceremony and participate in the summer fellowship.


March 26, 2006, Atlanta, GA
Revised August 19, 2007, Boston, MA




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