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2009 ACS National Award Winners

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry

March 9, 2009 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 87, Issue 10

THIS IS THE FINAL SET of vignettes of recipients of awards administered by the American Chemical Society for 2009. A profile of M. Frederick Hawthorne, 2009 Priestley Medalist, is scheduled to appear in the March 23 issue of C&EN along with his award address.

Manfred T. Reetz, winner of the Arthur C. Cope Award, and most other national award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony that will be held on Tuesday, March 24, in conjunction with the 237th national meeting in Salt Lake City.

The Cope Award recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry; it consists of a medal, a cash prize of $25,000, and an unrestricted research grant of $150,000 to be assigned by the recipient to any university or research institution. Each Cope Scholar Award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and an unrestricted research grant of $40,000. Arthur C. Cope and Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards are sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund.


This installment concludes C&EN's coverage of ACS national awards for 2009. A profile of M. Frederick Hawthorne, the Priestley Medalist, along with his Priestley Address will be in the March 23 issue. The awards banquet in Salt Lake City, at which all awards except for the Arthur C. Cope Award and Scholars will be presented, will be held in the Grand America Hotel Imperial Ballroom on Tuesday, March 24. It starts with a reception at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and the Priestley Address at 8:30 PM. Tickets are still available; they cost $130 each and may be purchased online at The 2009 Arthur C. Cope Scholar awardees will be honored at the 238th ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16–20.

Nominations are closed for the 2010 awards cycle; recipients will be announced shortly. ACS is soliciting nominations for 2011 national awards, which are due on Nov. 1, 2009. Forms for nominations and supporting information as well as a detailed description of ACS national awards are available online at Nominations of women and people from populations currently underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged.


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