Awards

Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal             Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year

Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal

The Schoellkopf Medal is the oldest ACS local section award in the nation, and was named in honor of chemical industry entrepreneur Jacob F. Schoellkopf, founder of National Aniline Works and, in part, is a testimony of achievement in chemical technology on the Niagara Frontier. 

The first Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal was awarded in 1931. For 89 consecutive years the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society has recognized the work of its peers with a citation of their accomplishments and their continuing achievements in the chemical sciences.

2019 Schoellkopf Medalist
Jochen Autschbach

The Jury for the Schoellkopf Award of the Western New York Section of ACS selected Jochen Autschbach,  Larkin Professor of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, as the 2019 Schoellkopf Award recipient

…in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the development of quantum mechanical methods for predicting the spectroscopic properties of heavy-element molecules and for his outstanding dedication to teaching and mentoring..

For a list of past Schoellkopf recipients, see the Schoellkopf History Page.

2020 Schoellkopf Medal Nominations are being sought until May 1. Please see the Nomination Instructions for more information.  


Outstanding High School Science
Teacher of the Year

The Outstanding High School Science Teacher of the Year Award (OSTY) is presented annually by the Western New York section of the American Chemical Society to a science teacher after soliciting nominations from 95 area high schools.

Congratulations to our OSTY for 2019, Kathleen Collins, of St. Francis High School and Mt. Mercy Academy.


2020 OSTY Nominations are being sought until March 6, 2020.
Please download the OSTY Nomination Instructions for more information. 

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