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Outstanding Middle School Level Science Teaching

Each year, the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society presents the Outstanding Middle School Science Teaching award.

Scope:  To recognize an extraordinary middle school level educator within the ACS Midland Section. One candidate will be selected from the submitted nominations based on their teaching contributions/achievements in this category.

Eligibility:  Candidates for the teaching awards must be educators at schools in the five-county geographical area of the Midland Section: Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw Counties. Candidates are not required to be ACS members.

Nomination Package:  Nomination packets must, at a minimum, consist of a current resume or equivalent, a nominating letter, and at least one supporting letter.  All letters should state why the nominee is deserving of the award with specific examples of professional involvement/growth, contributions to the profession, and outside affiliations. Additional letters of support from students, parents, community members, and/or administrators may be included.

Nominations not meeting the minimum requirements will be rejected.

Judging:  Selected by the Awards Committee.

Deadline: Nominations are now closed. The deadline for nominations 2022 nominations was March 31. The Midland ACS website,, will publish details on the 2023 awards program in January.

Submitting:  Complete nomination packages should be submitted to Diana K. Deese, Chair, Midland Section ACS Awards Committee, Phone: (989) 636-9915, E-mail: or

All submissions must be accompanied by the name, position, address, and phone number of the nominator.

Electronic (e-mail) submissions are preferred. Mail or fax submissions are acceptable.