The Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society

The Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal

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 88 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 chemical sciences.

  Sriram Neelamegham

2018 Schoellkopf Medalist

The Jury for the Schoellkopf Award of the Western New York Section of ACS selected Dr. Sriram Neelamegham,  Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, as the 2018 Schoellkopf Award recipient

  …in recognition of his contributions to the systems-level analysis of cellular glycosylation, inhibition studies of leukocyte-endothelial cell adhesion, studies of shear-dependent protein structure and function changes, student mentoring and professional leadership


The 2018 Schoellkopf Medal was awarded to Sriram Neelamegham on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. 
Please see the Nomination Instructions for more information.  Schoellkopf Medal Nominations are being sought until May 1, 2019

For past Schoellkopf recipients, see the Schoellkopf History Page.


Outstanding High School Science Teacher of the Year

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 2018 OSTY is Shelley Bochicchio, of Lockport High School

The Western New York ACS section recognized Ms Bochicchio, along with outstanding High School and College students, at the 2018 Education Night Award Banquet on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.