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Brita Johannessen-Kluk and Tiffany Ann Reid Reddinger Receive the CSW 2015 Schubert Award for High School Teaching

Brita Johannessen-Kluk The co-recipient of the 2015 Leo Schubert Memorial Award for outstanding teaching of high school chemistry is Brita Johannessen-Kluk, Chemistry Teacher at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. She joined the faculty at Norwest High School in 2006. Ms. Johannessen-Kluk received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Secondary Education in 2006 from the University of Maryland. She received […]

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Jennifer Young Tanir Receives the CSW 2015 Charles L. Gordon Award

The recipient of the 2015 Charles L. Gordon Award is Dr. Jennifer Young Tanir. The award is given in recognition of exemplary service by a CSW member to the profession of chemistry, chemists, and the Chemical Society of Washington. It is named after Charles Gordon for his years of service as managing editor of the Capital Chemist. Dr. Tanir is […]

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Kim Morehouse receives ACS 2016 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award

In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established the “Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year” recognition program. CSW Councilor Kim Morehouse was recently awarded a Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year award from ACS for his outreach involvement within the CSW local section. Kim, […]

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Hillebrand Prize Nominations Now Open

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Hillebrand Prize, awarded annually for original contributions to the science of chemistry by a member or members of the CSW. The Hillebrand Prize is the most prestigious honor given each year by CSW and is recognized nationally as a mark of significant accomplishment in chemistry. The Hillebrand Prize originated in 1924 and is named […]

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The Hillebrand Prize: The Supreme Court of Chemistry

By Lisa Greenhouse, NIST Historian The annual Hillebrand Prize of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW), awarded for original contributions to the science of chemistry by member(s) of CSW, is named for William F. Hillebrand (1853-1925), one of Washington’s most distinguished chemists. Hillebrand achieved such stature during his career in Washington, first with the Geological Survey and then with the Bureau of […]

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Hillebrand Prize 2013 – Mike Doyle

Michael P. (Mike) Doyle is distinguished for his contributions to asymmetric catalysis and metal carbene transformations, for providing basic understanding to nitrosyl chemistry that includes the biochemical reactions of nitrites and nitrogen oxides, and for his research in physical organic chemistry and synthetic method development.  He began his research at Hope College in Michigan with nitrosyl chemistry, discovering the applications […]

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Hillebrand Prize 2012 – Akos Vertes

Dr. Akos Vertes is a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a co-founder and co-director of the W. M. Keck Institute for Proteomics Technology and Applications, a center of strategic excellence at the university. Professor Vertes received his Ph.D. in 1979 at the Eötvös Loránd […]

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Hillebrand Prize 2011 – Debra Rolison

Debra Rolison heads the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section at the NRL (also known as the U.S. Navy’s nanoarchitectural firm), where her research focuses on multifunctional nanoarchitectures for rate-critical applications, such as catalysis, energy storage and conversion, and sensors.  She received a Ph.D. in Chemistry (UNC–CH, 1980) and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the […]

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CSW Past President Kate Hughes Saluted for Excellence

Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life. Since the program began in 2000, more than 500 honorees have received Salutes to Excellence awards. CSW’s past president Kate Hughes was recently awarded a Salute to Excellence award for […]

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