The 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.

Outstanding High School Science Teacher of the Year

The Outstanding High School Science Teacher of the Year Award 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.

 The 2019 OSTY is Kathleen Collins, of St. Francis High School and Mt. Mercy Academy

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