The South Carolina section is pleased to offer a number of awards. Please notice the deadline dates which differ by award. Nominations not selected are are kept in the pool for consideration for three subsequent years. Updates may be made at any time.
Nomination Deadline: January 31.
The recipient must be a member of the South Carolina Section.
Send nomination letter and supporting documents to W.H. Breazeale, Jr. via email or via US Mail to 715 High Battery Circle, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Professor Michael (Micky) was named the Outstanding South Carolina Chemist for 2018. Dr Myrick is known for his excellence in the classroom as well for his innovative research and technology transfer. Professor Myrick came to USC in 1991, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and to Full Professor in 2001.
As an educator, Professor Myrick has been recognized with the SC Honors College Outstanding Professor of Science Award, the Mortar Board Society Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.
As a researcher, Professor Myrick has received approximately $4M in research funding for his work in optical spectroscopy and instrumentation. He has published more than 160 papers and graduated more than 20 Ph.D. students, and he was recognized with the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award and the Gerald Birth Award for Achievement in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.
Professor Myrick is perhaps most notable for his success in technology transfer. 33 patents have issued in his name from USC, some of which describe multivariate optical computing.
The recipient must teach chemistry in a high school within the geographic boundaries of the South Carolina Section.
Nomination Deadline: January 31
Send nomination letter and supporting materials to Neal Tonks via email .
Dr. Neal Tonks of the College of Charleston was recognized for his service as chair-elect, chair, and past-chair of the section. Most recently, Neal was the Graduate School Fair Coordinator for SERMACS-2016. This outstanding program brought in school from around the Southeast and beyond to interact with undergraduate seeking admission to graduate school. His efforts helped add to the financial bottom line of the conference but more importantly added to the networking and career advancement bottom line of a large number of participants. Neal was an active contributing member of the planning committee.
Dr. Tonks, has also been an active leader of the College of Charleston’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's outreach program which includes bringing minority pre-college students from Title I schools onto campus to participate in hands on learning activities. For example, each January ~ 120 students from Mitchell Elementary school participate in a morning long series of hands-on activities. In February the department will again participate in the STEM Education Day in association with the women’s basketball game which will bring 2600 students to campus. He also has mentored students from Academic Magnet High School performing laboratory research as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant.
Nomination Deadline: March 15
Each 4-year college or university within the geographic boundaries of the South Carolina Section is allowed to nominate one chemistry or biochemistry graduate during the current academic year to be recognized by the section. Each institution may nominate only one student who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA is free to devise their own selection mechanism. Please send the appropriate nomination form to James P. Deavor via email or US Mail to School of Sciences & Mathematics, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.
The following undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors students were honored at the 2017 awards meeting.
|Charleston Southern|| Jessica N. Crane|
| The Citadel||Sean M. Brennan|
|Claflin University||Kadejah Johnson|
| College of Charleston||Nicholas Taylor|
|Coker College|| Sydney A. Gaster|
| Francis Marion University|| Patel Sharad|
| South Carolina State University||Marketa Marcanikova|
|University of South Carolina|| William Ray Capell|
Nomination Deadline: November 30
Send nomination letter and any supporting documents to James P. Deavor via email or US Mail to the School of Sciences & Mathematics, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.
The 50 and 60 year service awards are presented by the Section on behalf of the AmericanChemical Society.
The following local section members were acknowledged for their years of service to the Society at the 2018 Awards banquet:
50 Years of Service
60 Years of Service
Dr. Richard Darwin Adams
Mr. Bhagwan Dean Daryani
Dr. Ronald E. Hemingway
Dr. Gordon George Maynes
Mr. Thomas W. Starinskak
Dr. Thomas L. Dawson
Mr. John C. Nowakoski
Mr. James A. Williamson, Jr.
Seventy-Four Years of Service Dr. Louis Foster Theiling, Jr.
Seventy-Five Years of Service Mr. Max Gustave Gergel
Nomination Deadline: January 31
This award celebrates successful innovations of industrial chemists and chemical engineers that contribute to the health of their local and regional economy and the corporate leadership for its advancement of a healthy economy. Awards are given to individuals and teams whose creative innovations have contributed to the commercial success of their company and, consequently, to the good of the community and society.
Send nomination letter and supporting documents to James P. Deavor via email or US Mail to the School of Sciences & Mathematics, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.