These awards are given to local sections by the Committee on Public Relations and Communications in an effort to recognize outstanding efforts by local sections to promote chemistry to the public.
Two awards are given each year, one recognizing new public relations programs by local sections and one recognizing the continuing public relations programs of local sections. These awards are presented annually at the fall national meeting each year during the ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony.
Visit the 2011 ChemLuminary Awards Winners website for videos of winners.
The award is presented for their "Girls in Science” program, a hands-on investigation inviting more than 100 girls to use critical-thinking and interdisciplinary techniques to solve the question, "Is this an alien attack?”
This award is presented to the Greater Houston section for its participation in the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Energy Conservation Club kickoff, creating posters to demonstrate patron’s newfound knowledge in water conservation and alternative energies.
The 2010 Award is presented to Delaware for its year-round Kids & Chemistry program which reached over 5,000 children and adults in every school district in the state, private and parochial schools, and scout troops.
The 2010 Award is presented to Portland, Oregon, for its effort to introduce high school chemistry teachers to the Section and the ACS by hand-delivering more than 250 Merck Indices to schools throughout the state.
The Chicago section was recognized for extensive use of their website as a communications tool, launch of the ACS branding initiative, and partnership with local science organizations. |
The Pittsburgh section was recognized for partnering with local organizations to organize "The Future of Energy Symposium," a discussion with local significance that brought the community together with scientists from across the region. |
The Illinois Heartland Section was recognized for their continued success and extensive media coverage of multiple events during National Chemistry Week 2007. |
The Kentucky Lake Section was recognized for their successful 2007 Science Café on Alternative Fuels. |
The section established five major activities allowing direct interaction with more than 4,000 persons through Mega Chemistry Shows and Demonstrations. These initiatives opened new frontiers and possibilities for the section to partner with local government, industry and academia. |
The activities of the Georgia Section's Hospitality Committee for the 2006 Atlanta National ACS Meeting supported ACS President Ann Nalley's "Ensuring the Future" theme, and the need for innovation in the physical sciences expressed in President Bush's 2006 "State of the Union" speech. |
For more information on the Local Section Public Relations (LSPR) awards or the ACS Community Recognition Awards, please visit the following: