The Schoellkopf Medal is the oldest ACS local section award in the nation, and was named in honor of chemical industry entrepreneur Jacob F. Schoellkopf, founder of National Aniline Works and, in part, is a testimony of achievement in chemical technology on the Niagara Frontier.
The first Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal was awarded in 1931. For 84 consecutive years the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society has recognized the work of its peers with a citation of their accomplishments and their continuing achievements in the sciences.
Dr. Janet R. Morrow
2014 Schoellkopf Medalist
The Jury for the Schoellkopf Award selected Dr. Janet R. Morrow, Professor of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, as the 2014 Schoellkopf Medal recipient. In making the selection, the jury cited Dr. Morrow:
in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the development of transition metal MRI agents, her studies of metal ion complex interactions with nucleic acids, and her service and leadership to the profession.
2015 Schoellkopf Medal Nominations are being sought
For past Schoellkopf recipients, see the Schoellkopf History Page.
The Outstanding High School Science Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually by the Western New York section of the American Chemical Society to a science teacher after soliciting nominations from 95 area high schools.
The 2014-2015 OSTY is Mr. Edward Bogdan of Immaculata Academy
The Western New York ACS section recognized Mr. Bogdan, along with outstanding High School and College students, at the 2015 Education Night Award Banquet on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.