Call for Award Nominations, Young Investigator & Student Awards

This year EAS is presenting six awards to Analytical Scientists who have distinguished themselves. The Premier Award is the “Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry”. The “Fields” award is given to that scientist who is recognized for major contributions to Analytical Chemistry in multi-disciplinary areas of analytical chemistry.

In 2018 four other EAS Awards will recognize the contributions of scientists who have made outstanding achievements in the areas of Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science, and Vibrational Spectroscopy.  EAS will also recognize the substantial early-career contributions to analytical science with the Young Investigator Award.  We encourage nominations of young scientists in all fields of analysis for this singular recognition; see below for nomination details.

In 2018, EAS presents its new award for Outstanding Achievements in Vibrational Spectroscopy.  While still including near infrared spectroscopy, the range of this new award has a broad scope that includes significant, novel work using all forms of vibrational spectroscopy.  Nominations of outstanding individuals are especially welcome for this newest of the EAS awards.

EAS Awards are selected by independent juries of experts in these respective fields from nominations received by the Award Committee from the scientific community at large. Each award consists of an honorarium, travel expenses to EAS, a plaque, and the opportunity for the Awardee to present his or her work at EAS at an Award Symposium in his/her honor.

Persons wishing to make a nomination for any of the awards given by EAS should send complete documentation of the candidate (nominating letter summarizing achievements, curriculum vita or résumé, a statement of the nominee’s willingness to present an address as part of an EAS Award Symposium, and arrange for at least one seconding letter) electronically (single PDF file is preferred) to: awards@eas.org

The length of the nomination packet should be commensurate with the nominee’s accomplishments, but should be limited to six to eight pages. The deadline for 2018 award nominations is September 1, 2017 for all EAS awards.  Click here for a list of EAS Awards and to view our past award recipients; click here.

Cecil Dybowski
Awards Chair

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EAS Young Investigator Award for 2018!

The Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) invites nominations for an EAS Young Investigator Award. The Award will be presented at the 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium to be held November 12 – 14. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of any aspect of analytical chemistry. To qualify for the award, candidates must be within 10 years of receiving their highest degree at the time of the award session, and must have made significant practical contributions to the field of analytical chemistry that have helped advance the state of the art. Weight will be given to candidates who have taken a leadership role at their university, institute, or place of business.  In addition to a dedicated session at the 2018 EAS, an honorarium and travel expenses are attached to the award.

Persons who wish to make a nomination for the 2018 EAS Young Investigator Award should send complete documentation of the candidate (nominating letter summarizing achievements, curriculum vitae or résumé, a statement of the nominee’s willingness to present an address as part of the award symposium, and at least one seconding letter). The length of the nomination packet should be commensurate with the nominee’s accomplishments, but should be limited to ten pages. The deadline for the 2018 Award nomination is Sept. 1, 2017. The Awardee will be selected by the EAS Awards Committee and notified by December 2017.

Please send the nomination materials electronically (single PDF file is preferred) to awards@eas.org

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 2017 Undergraduate Student Award Nominations

The Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition annually offers awards to recognize and encourage scientific promise and research talent in several under-graduate chemistry students. Each college may nominate one student who will be a senior in November of 2017. Nominate one of your students!

Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the EAS, be presented with plaques at an award luncheon, and have an opportunity to present their research project in a poster session. In addition, they will be able to participate in all the usual activities of a world-class scientific convention and meet distinguished members of their future profession. Professors who nominate the winners will receive free full-conferee registration for the EAS. Full information on the EAS technical program and exposition can be found at www.eas.org.

The awardees will be students who are already involved in research, in the broad field of analytical chemistry. Nominations should be in the form of a letter including the following:

  • Your appraisal of how the student handles research, deals with problems, and gets involved in the research process.
  • Student’s postal and e-mail addresses for both the current spring semester and the summer.

Nominations are due by April 30, 2017 and should be submitted by e-mail to student.awards@eas.org

Questions: Contact Dr. Kebbekus at this e-address, or by phone at 609-577-2261.

Barbara Kebbekus
Student Awards Committee

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2017 EAS Graduate Student Research Awards

EAS will again be offering an award to graduate students to encourage and reward students who show outstanding talent for scientific research. This award will be open to graduate students who have been significantly involved in a research project at the graduate level for approximately a year or more, and who will not have graduated by the Fall 2017 semester. Nominate one of your students!

Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the EAS, be presented with plaques at an award luncheon, and have an opportunity to present their research project in a poster session. In addition, they will be able to participate in all the usual activities of a world-class scientific convention and meet distinguished members of their future profession. Professors who nominate the winners will receive free full-conferee registration for the EAS. Full information on the EAS technical program and exposition can be found at www.eas.org.

Students working on novel analytical methods or interesting new applications for analytical techniques will be considered.  Nominations should include a synopsis of the research project, written by the student. This should include results obtained so far, as well as plans for future work. The synopsis should not exceed three typed pages. In addition, the nominating professor should provide a letter appraising the manner in which the student handles their project, dealing with all the aspects of research: obtaining background  information, planning and carrying out experiments,  approaching problems, and working with colleagues. Finally, it should include the student’s postal and e-mail addresses for both the current semester and the summer.

Nominations are due by April 30, 2017 and should be submitted by e-mail to grad.awards@eas.org

Questions: Contact Dr. Barbara Kebbekus at this e-address, or by phone at 732-502-0905.

Sincerely,

Barbara Kebbekus
Student Awards Committee