CLEVELAND—It's that time of year again. Time to make your nominations for the ACS Rubber Division's Science & Technology Awards.
Nominations are open now and must be submitted to the Science & Technology Committee no later than June 30.
Every year, the division honors members across the rubber industry with the awards, which include:
- The Charles Goodyear Medal, which is the division's highest honor, given to individuals for an outstanding invention, innovation or development that has resulted in a significant change or contribution to the nature of the rubber industry;
- Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, which honors a Rubber Division member who has exhibited exceptional technical competency through significant and repeated contributions to rubber science and technology;
- George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching & Research, which honors a professor (or equivalent) who has made outstanding contributions to chemical, material or polymer science education through teaching and innovative research;
- Sparks-Thomas Award, which recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions in the field of elastomers by younger scientists, technologists and engineers. The nominee must be within 25 years of earning a baccalaureate degree;
- Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, which honors someone who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of thermoplastic elastomer chemistry, with emphasis on innovations yielding new commercial or patentable materials or processes;
- Fernley H. Banbury Award, which honors a principal inventor of innovative production equipment, instrumentation, control systems or developed improved processing technologies widely used in the manufacture of rubber or rubber-like articles of importance; and
- Bioelastomer Award, which honors significant contributions to the advancement of biomaterials in the field of rubber science and technology. The recipient must have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding and utilization of biomaterials, including naturally derived elastomeric polymers and protein-based bioelastomers.
The Science & Technology Awards Committee review the nominations through July and select winners in August. Winners are notified in September, announced in October, then honored at the Spring Technical Meeting the following year during an awards banquet.
For more information on the individual awards and to make nominations, visit rubber.org/s-t-awards.