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INDIANAPOLIS—The ACS Rubber Division gave its top awards May 9 during the 2018 Science & Technology Awards Banquet at its Spring Technical Meeting in Indianapolis.

Eric Baer, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, was honored with the Charles Goodyear Medal, the technical association's highest honor.

Other award recipients included: Steven Smith of Procter and Gamble, Melvin Mooney Award for Distinguished Technology; Megan Robertson of the University of Houston, Sparks-Thomas Award; Joey Mead of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching & Research; and Reinhold Kipscholl of Coesfeld GmbH & Co. K.G., Fernley H. Banbury Award; and Joesph Padovan, Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award.

The Rubber Division is accepting nominations for next year's award winners until June 30. The winners will be announced during the International Elastomer Conference in October, and the awards given out at the 2019 Spring Technical Meeting in Independence, Ohio. For more information visit