E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society: Dr. Maurice E. Snook, Northeast Georgia Local Section
The 2018 E. Ann Nalley Volunteer Service award recognizes Dr. Snook, or “Mr. Science” as he is known throughout Northeast Georgia, has been volunteering his time and expertise by presenting chemistry demonstrations in more than 50 schools of the Northeast Georgia Section for almost 40 years, to tens of thousands of students. His presentations at area schools have been featured three times in local newspaper articles. He has also presented chemistry shows at numerous summer day camps, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, local library summer programs and the Northeast Georgia Science & Engineering Fair and participated in numerous STEM/Science Nights. This award was instituted in 2006 by ACS Past President E. Ann Nalley as part of her presidential initiative to recognize ACS volunteerism.
Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences: Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University
The 2018 Stanley C. Israel Award recognizes Dr. Hernandez for his impact in advancing diversity equity in the Southeast through his leadership in advising our departments and his mentoring of students through countless campus visits. The Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes individuals and/or institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the ACS Regions.
Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award
This award recognizes 1) improving the public perception and appreciation for chemistry, 2) promoting chemical career advancement or entrepreneurship, 3) advancing chemical enterprise advocacy, or 4) supporting STEM education and/or research.
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Regional Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching: Dr. Romina M. Jannotti, Paul J. Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida
The 2018 Southeastern Regional High School Teaching Award recognizes Dr. Jannotti focuses on bringing her research experience to the classroom. Her teaching philosophy centers on the use of discovery to develop critical thinking. This emphasizes that learning is not a solitary task of memorizing information, but an interactive process of refining one's understanding - a recapitulation of the scientific method. The Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) established an endowment to
support Regional Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching in each of the