Dallas-Fort Worth Local Section

Local Section Awards

Each year the ACS-DFW section honors members of the section through a variety of awards. The Doherty and Schulz award winners will normally receive their awards and give their lectures at a fall meeting of the local section. The Outstanding Undergraduate Student and Outstanding Community College Student Awardees will be honored at an annual awards meeting, typically held in April.

The DFW section stretches from Abilene on the west to Sherman on the north to Commerce on the east to Stephenville on the southwest. 

The 2017 nomination deadline for the Doherty & Schulz Awards is Friday, April 28.

The 2017 nomination deadline for the Outstanding Undergraduate Student and Outstanding Community College Student is Friday, March 31, although earlier submissions are preferred.

Student Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards

The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor per calendar year.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)

1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry ot biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting. 

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a 4 year degree granting institution in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)
1) The student must be an undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry major enrolled in an ACS approved curriculum or its equivalent.
2) The student must be at least a junior with the equivalent of 8 hours of advanced (junior/senior level) chemistry coursework completed (or <4 hours completed and currently enrolled in remaining).
3) Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
4) The student must be a member of a Chemistry Club, a student member of the ACS, or have presented a paper at a scientific meeting.

To nominate a student, fill out this online nomination form.

Outstanding Community College Student Awards

The Dallas-Fort Worth local section is accepting nominations for Outstanding Community College Student Awards. Each chemistry department at a community college in the Dallas-Fort Worth local section is allowed to nomination one student for this honor.  Students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet to be held at the April DFW Local Section meeting. The award will include a $100 prize per student. Community colleges departments are encouraged to create a committee with a faculty from each campus to choose 1 student nominee for the entire community college system.

Student Requirements: (updated in 2015)

1) The student must have passed the first semester of organic chemistry and be enrolled in the second semester organic chemistry course.

2) The student must be planning to transfer to a 4 year institution and major in chemistry or be working to complete training in a chemical technician program. 

To nominate a student, fill out this online nomination form. 

Doherty & Schulz Awards

Doherty Award

given for excellence in chemical research or chemistry teaching,
meritorious service to ACS, establishment of a new chemical industry, solution of pollution
problems, and advances in curative or preventive chemotherapy. The impact of these

The Doherty Award is given for excellence in chemical research or chemistry teaching, meritorious service to ACS, establishment of a new chemical industry, solution of pollution problems, and advances in curative or preventive chemotherapy. The impact of these accomplishments may be either of local or national significance. Nominees may come from industry, academia, government, small business, etc. The nominee should be a member resident in the area served by the ACS DFW Section, and the work on which the award is based should usually have been done in this same geographical area. The honorarium for the Doherty Award is $1500 and an engraved plaque. A large photo of the Doherty Award winner will be displayed permanently in the Gallery of Doherty Award Winners, Berkner Hall, University of Texas at Dallas. Past Doherty Award Recipients

Schulz Award

The Schulz Award is given to high school chemistry teachers like Dr. Werner Schulz, who bring something extra to the teaching of chemistry. The nominee or nominator need not be ACS members. Nominees should exemplify excellence in chemistry teaching as demonstrated by testimonials from students and fellow teachers, results in student competitions, and diligence in updating and expanding scientific/teaching credentials. The honorarium for the Schulz Award is $1000. A large photo of the Schulz award winner will be permanently displayed in the Gallery of Schulz Award Winners, Science Building, Tarleton State University in Stephenville. A traveling plaque also stays at the winner's high school for the year of the award. Past Schulz Award Recipients

Award Nomination Info for Doherty and Schulz

Know someone who would be a great candidate to receive one of the ACS DFW Local Section Awards? Nominate them for consideration! Completed nomination packets for the Doherty and Schulz Award should be emailed to the Awards Chair. The 2017 Awards Chair is Moji Bonakdar at mojibonakdar@yahoo.com.

The 2017 nomination deadline for the Doherty & Schulz Awards is Friday, April 28.

Doherty Award Nomination

Schulz Award Nomination