Awards

Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal             Outstanding H.S. 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.

2020 Schoellkopf Medalist
Mary McCourt

The Jury for the Schoellkopf Award of the Western New York Section of ACS selected Dr. Mary McCourt,  from Niagara University, as the 2020 Schoellkopf Award recipient

in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the development of drug delivery methods for the treatment of breast cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, and for her outstanding dedication to teaching and mentoring.

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

2021 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 2020, Burton Howell, of Batavia High School.


2021 OSTY Nominations are being sought until April 16, 2021.
Please download the OSTY Nomination Instructions for more information. 

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