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Outstanding Chemical Technician

Every year the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society presents the Outstanding Chemical Technician award.

Scope:   The Outstanding Chemical Technician Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an extremely high degree of professionalism as a chemical technician. Recipients must work or live in Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Isabella, or Gratiot County.

Eligibility:  Recipients must work or live in Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Isabella, or Gratiot County. Nominees must have worked for five years as a chemical technician, or in a related field, and whose primary job includes conducting experimentation or correlating information to help solve chemical problems or discover new chemical knowledge. The nominee must have successfully completed a two-year post-high school level chemistry curriculum leading to an associate degree, the equivalent course in a baccalaureate program, or equivalent experience.

Nomination Package:  Nomination packets must, at a minimum, consist of a current resume or equivalent, a nominating letter, and at least one supporting letter.   The nomination must come from a Midland Section ACS member.  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 should include outside affiliations.

Nominations not meeting the minimum requirements will be rejected.

Judging:  Selected by the Awards Committee.

Deadline: Nominations for 2024 closed on March 31, 2024.

Submitting:  Complete nomination packages should be submitted to Wendy Flory or Tami Sivy, Co-chairs, Midland Section ACS Awards Committee, E-mail: wcflory@dow.com or tsivy@svsu.edu or awards@midlandacs.org.

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.

Nomination Form:

Candidate Information
Company Name
Complete Work Address
Work Phone

Candidate's Immediate Supervisor's Information
Supervisor's Name
Supervisor's Title
Supervisor's Work Phone
Supervisor's Email

Nominator's Information
Nominator's Name
Nominator's Title
Nominator's Work Phone
Nominator's Email

Candidate Eligibility
Answer to these questions must be yes to both to be eligible.
Is the candidate a chemistry-based laboratory technician, process technician, operator, analyst, or other applied chemical technology professional?
Has the candidate been employed for at least five years as an applied chemical technology professional?

Candidate's contribution in six areas of award criteria
Make space as necessary under each category.

Do not include proprietary, confidential, or private information.

Technical Achievements (worth 60%)

Other (Considered together to make up the remaining 40%)
Leadership/Mentoring (1-15%)
Number of communications/publications (1-5%) Please do not include titles.
External publications, presentations, patents (1-5%)
Internal presentations, publications (1-5%) Include SOPs, presentation to teams, etc.
Contribution to quality, safety, and other initiatives (1-5%)
Awards (1-5%)

Form is downloadable as a Word file or by request to Diana Deese.