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Iota Sigma Pi
Professional Awards

National Honorary Member
Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award
Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award
Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
 

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Women of the Named Awards

 



National Honorary Member
(triennial award)
This is the highest honor that Iota Sigma Pi bestows on outstanding women chemists.

[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The award is for exceptional and significant achievement in chemistry or an allied field of such nature as to merit international recognition.   The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Each active chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination. Individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain:
• a cover page
(available in Word)
• educational background
• professional background (position held, dates, etc.)
• membership in professional societies
• area of specialization or research
• honors, awards, citations, etc.
• a list of publications
• other significant accomplishments
• letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page

The cover page must contain:
• the heading "National Honorary Member Cover Page"
• the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
• the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
• the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application due date

One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf)  to Nancy Eddy Hopkins at nhopkin@tulane.edu . Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, 2014, and the award will be announced by April 15, 2014.

Award

The Award will consist of $1500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a lifetime waiver of dues.

Presentation

The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2014. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

 


 


Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award
(triennial award)
The award is for outstanding contribution to chemistry and allied fields by a woman.
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

Nominees will be judged on the significance of their accomplishments in academic, governmental, or industrial chemistry, in education, in administration, or in a combination of these areas. Achievements may include innovation design, development, application, or promotion of a principle or practice which has widespread significance to the scientific community or society on a national level.  The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Each active chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain:
• a cover page
(available in Word)
• a biography of the candidate, emphasizing all significant contributions to chemistry and allied fields
  (refer to the above criteria)
• letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page

The cover page must contain:
• the heading "Iota Sigma Pi Award for Professional Excellence Cover Page"
• the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
• the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
• the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application due date

One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to to Nancy Eddy Hopkins at nhopkin@tulane.edu . Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, 2014, and the award will be announced by April 15, 2014.

Award

The Award will consist of $1000, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a lifetime waiver of dues.

Presentation

The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2014. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.



 

Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award
(annual award)
The nomination shall be for research achievement, and the specific research for which the candidate is named must be designated by the nominators.
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The field must be chemistry or biochemistry. The nominee shall be a woman chemist or biochemist not over forty years of age at the time of her nomination.  The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Each chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain:
• a cover page
(available in Word)
• a biography of the candidate, including date of birth
• a description of research achievement, indicating the specific research for which the candidate is being
  nominated, and the significance of the research
• a list of publications
• letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page

The cover page must contain:
• the heading "Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award Cover Page"
• the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
• the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
• the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application due date

The nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to Dr. Nancy Eddy Hopkins, Iota Sigma Pi Director for Professional Awards, nhopkin@tulane.edu, 504-862-3162. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, and the award will be announced by April 15.

Award

The Award will consist of $500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation

The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2014. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.




Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
(annual award)
This award is given for excellence in teaching chemistry, biochemistry, or a chemistry-related field by a women scientist whose primary duties are teaching undergraduates.
[List of Award Winners]

Criteria

The Award is given to a female educator for excellence in teaching chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline at an institution of higher learning who either (a) holds a teaching position at an institution that does not have a graduate program in her department or (b) holds a teaching position that is for teaching undergraduates > 75% of her time at an institution that does have a graduate program in her department.  The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions

Each chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier

The nomination dossier must contain:
cover page (available in Word)
curriculum vita that contains educational background, teaching experience and accomplishments and any outreach activities
letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder
additional letters of support from students are encouraged

Cover Page

The cover page must contain:
• the heading "Centennial Award for Excellence in Teaching Cover Page"
• the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
• the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
• the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application due date

One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to Dr. Nancy Eddy Hopkins, Iota Sigma Pi Director for Professional Awards, nhopkin@tulane.edu, 504-862-3162. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, and the award will be announced by April 15.

Award

The Award will consist of $500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation

The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2014. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

 


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