Award Nominations

Below are details on submitting nominations for the Awards given out at the annual NOBCChE Conference.

Deadline: June 29th, 2018

Email nomination packets to nobccheawards@gmail.com for submission

Student Awards

The Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate & Graduate Leadership Awards encourage students to engage in cutting-edge research and innovative activities that broaden participation in the chemical sciences.  Eligible applicants are women who are 1) full-time students and 2) working toward a degree in chemistry, materials science, polymer science, chemical engineering, materials engineering or related fields.  Competitive applicants demonstrate their leadership experience, commitment to community, and potential for success in their chosen field. 

Packet should include:

  • Resume (1pg)
  • Transcript(s)- unofficial or official
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation- At least one letter must be from a faculty member in the applicant’s area of study.

Professional Awards

Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award: recognizes professional women who have upheld Dr. Burks-Houck legacy by demonstrating leadership in a corporate or academic environment and have made significant contributions to science in their community.

Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award: Granted for demonstrating outstanding contributions to education and the mentoring of young scientists.

The Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award: Granted to a young scientist or engineer (15yrs or less) who has demonstrated excellence in scientific research and documented contributions to his/her field.

Joseph Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering: Granted to a Chemical Engineering Professional who has demonstrated excellence in the field.

Mentor on the Map.  Given to an individual who has done an outstanding job mentoring up and coming scientists.

Packet should include:

  • A nomination letter from an individual or organization. This letter must be a summary of the nominee's accomplishments relevant to the award with particular attention to the impact of the nominee's contributions on his/her chosen field, evidence of originality and creativity, and probable long-range significance of his/her work.
  • Two (2) letters of support from recognized experts in the field from which the committee may make evaluations. These persons must be familiar with the nominee's work.
  • Complete curriculum vitae

Deadline: June 29th, 2018

Email nomination packets to nobccheawards@gmail.com for submission