Greater Houston Section

 

ACS-GHS Joe W. Hightower Award

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 AWARDEE

Roxie Allen, St. John's School


Award Criteria

Purpose: To provide recognition for meritorious contributions to the welfare and distinction of the Greater Houston Section, as demonstrated by outstanding and significant contributions to education, research, Sectional service and/or service to the chemistry community. 

Nature: The award consists of an honorarium and an ACS major award plaque and is presented at the Fall Awards Banquet. The successful candidate delivers the keynote address at the Awards Banquet.

Establishment and support: The award was established in 1969 as the Greater Houston Section Award but was renamed the Joe W. Hightower Award in 2015, to honor the service to the Section of the late Professor Hightower.

Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must be an ACS member who resides within the Section. Contributions recognized by the award must have been performed while the recipient was a resident of the Section area.

Required Nomination Components:

  • Primary nomination letter, not exceeding two pages;
  • Two seconding letters; and
  • A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession.

Criteria

Weight (%)

Evidence of the nominee’s meritorious contributions to education and/or research

30

The degree to which the work impacts or advances the scientific field or discipline

30

The degree to which the work was innovative

10

Evidence of the nominee’s outstanding and significant contributions to Sectional service over their career

15

Evidence of the nominee’s outstanding and significant contributions to service to the chemistry community over their career

15


    Submit completed nominations by September 15, 2021 to Lisa Houston at acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org.

    Past Award Winners

    2019 - Kenton Whitmire, Rice University

    2018 - Michael Wong, Rice University

    2017 - Vassiliy Lubchenko, University of Houston

    2016 - Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston

    2015 - Walter Waddell, ExxonMobil

    2014 -George Hirasaki, Rice University

    2013 - George Bennett, Rice University

    2012 - R. Bruce Weisman, Rice University

    2011 - James F. Stevens, Chevron, Retired

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