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PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

NATIONAL HONORARY MEMBER (triennial award)
This is the highest honor that Iota Sigma Pi bestows on outstanding women chemists.

Criteria:
The award is for exceptional and significant achievement in chemistry or an allied field of such nature as to merit international recognition. The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Each active chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination. Individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain:
- a cover page (available in Word)
- educational background
- professional background (position held, dates, etc.)
- membership in professional societies
- area of specialization or research
- honors, awards, citations, etc.
- a list of publications
- other significant accomplishments
- letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page:
The cover page must contain:
- the heading "National Honorary Member Cover Page"
- the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
- the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
- the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Professional Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, 2016, and the award will be announced by April 15, 2016.

Award:
The Award will consist of $1500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a lifetime waiver of dues.

Presentation:
The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2017. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

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VIOLET DILLER PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD (triennial award)
The award is for outstanding contribution to chemistry and allied fields by a woman.

Violet Diller was a member of Radium Chapter. She served as National Treasurer of Iota Sigma Pi for two terms from 1969 to 1975. She then became the National President from 1975-1978 and Past President 1978-1981.

Criteria:
Nominees will be judged on the significance of their accomplishments in academic, governmental, or industrial chemistry, in education, in administration, or in a combination of these areas. Achievements may include innovation design, development, application, or promotion of a principle or practice which has widespread significance to the scientific community or society on a national level. The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Each active chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain:
- a cover page (available in Word)
- a biography of the candidate, emphasizing all significant contributions to chemistry and allied fields (refer to the above criteria)
- letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page:
The cover page must contain:
- the heading "Iota Sigma Pi Award for Professional Excellence Cover Page"
- the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
- the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
- the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Professional Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15, 2016, and the award will be announced by April 15, 2016.

Award:
The Award will consist of $1000, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a lifetime waiver of dues.

Presentation:
The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2017. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

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AGNES FAY MORGAN RESEARCH AWARD (annual award)
The nomination shall be for research achievement, and the specific research for which the candidate is named must be designated by the nominators.

Agnes Fay Morgan was a founding member of Iota Sigma Pi, a member of (Hydrogen Chapter, and the first national Permanent Historian from 1927 until her death in 1968. She earned the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry at the University of Chicago and spent most of her professional life at the University of California at Berkeley, from 1915 until her retirement in 1954. She organized there the first department of Home Economics and remained its chairman from 1918 to 1954. Her teaching and research dealt with the chemistry of foods and nutrition, particularly with the distribution and functions of vitamins and their interrelationships with hormones. The effect of heat and other denaturing processes on proteins was first reported by her, as well as the relationship of pantothenic acid to adrenal function. She was long concerned with the development of food and nutrition research in the Agricultural Experiment Stations and was one of the organizers of the regional cooperative research projects.

Dr. Morgan received the Garvin Medal from the American Chemical Society in 1949, the Borden Award from the American Institute of Nutrition in 1954, and Fellowship in that institute in 1959. In 1954, Dr. Morgan received the ΙΣΠ National Honorary Member Award. She was elected Faculty Research Lecturer on the Berkeley campus in 1951 and received the LL.D. degree from the University of California in 1959. In 1961 the Regents of the University of California named the Nutritional Sciences laboratory at Berkeley the Agnes Fay Morgan Hall. She died in 1968.

Criteria:
The field must be chemistry or biochemistry. The nominee shall be a woman chemist or biochemist not over forty years of age at the time of her nomination. The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Each chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain:
- a cover page (available in Word)
- a biography of the candidate, including date of birth
- a description of research achievement, indicating the specific research for which the candidate is being nominated, and the significance of the research
- a list of publications
- letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder

Cover Page:
The cover page must contain:
- the heading "Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award Cover Page"
- the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
- the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
- the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Professional Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.

Award:
The Award will consist of $500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation:
The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2017. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

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CENTENNIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING (annual award)
This award is given for excellence in teaching chemistry, biochemistry, or a chemistry-related field by a women scientist whose primary duties are teaching undergraduates.

Criteria:
The Award is given to a female educator for excellence in teaching chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline at an institution of higher learning who either (a) holds a teaching position at an institution that does not have a graduate program in her department or (b) holds a teaching position that is for teaching undergraduates > 75% of her time at an institution that does have a graduate program in her department. The nominee may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.

Conditions:
Each chapter shall be entitled to make one nomination, but individual members or chemists or groups of chemists may make independent nominations, if properly documented.

Dossier:
The nomination dossier must contain:
- cover page (available in Word)
- curriculum vita that contains educational background, teaching experience and accomplishments and any outreach activities
- letters of recommendation from nominator and seconder
- additional letters of support from students are encouraged

Cover Page:
The cover page must contain:
- the heading "Centennial Award for Excellence in Teaching Cover Page"
- the nominee's name, business address, business phone, email, and home address
- the nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email
- the second nominator's name, business address, business phone, and email

Application Due Date:
One copy of the nomination dossier must be sent electronically (preferably as a pdf) to the Director of Professional Awards. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.

Award:
The Award will consist of $500, a certificate, and membership in Iota Sigma Pi with a waiver of dues for one year.

Presentation:
The award certificate will be presented at the Iota Sigma Pi Triennial Convention in 2017. The award recipient is expected to participate in the Convention, to attend the Awards Banquet at Convention, and to present a summary of her work at the National Convention. In rare cases, exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Director for Professional Awards and the President of Iota Sigma Pi.

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NATIONAL HONORARY MEMBERS

(*Nobel Laureates)
1921 *Marie Sklowdowska Curie
1929 Ellen Gleditsch
1935 Florence Rena Sabin
1940 Mary E. Pennington
1942 Florence B. Seibert
1945 Emma Perry Carr
1949 *Gerti T. Cori
1949 Icie Macy Hoobler
1954 Agnes Fay Morgan
1966 Gladys A. Emerson
1966 *Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
1969 Gertrude E. Perlmann
1972 Helen M. Dyer
1972 Betty Sullivan
1975 Ruth R. Benerito
1978 Helen M. Free
1979 Ines Mandl
1981 Elizabeth Weisburger
1982 Rosalind Franklin (posthumous)
1983 Mary L. Good
1984 Jean'ne Shreeve
1985 Marjorie G. Horning
1986 Edith M. Flanigen
1987 Jeanette A. Grasselli
1988 Mildred Cohn
1989 Clara D. Craver
1990 Janet Osteryoung
1993 Darleane C. Hoffman
1996 Lidia Vallarino
1999 Bridgette A. Barry
2002 Janet E. Del Bene
2005 Linda C. Brazdil
2008 Patricia Thiel
2011 Susan Kauzlarich
2014 Barbara E. Corkey
2017 Barbara Finlayson-Pitts

VIOLET DILLER PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

1984 Joan P. Lambros
1987 Miriam Reiner
1990 Bethlehem K. Andrews
1993 Edith M. Flanigen
1996 Angelica Stacy
1999 Sharon Vercellotti
2002 Kristin Bowman-James
2005 Elizabeth Ann Nalley
2011 Gillian Eggleston
2014 Shirley Corriher
2017 Jaqueline Kiplinger

CENTENNIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLECNCE IN TEACHING

2003 Esther Gibbs
2004 Rose Clark
2006 Kalyani Bannerjee
2007 Rebecca W. Corbin
2008 Susan Marine
2009 Noel Strum
2010 Debra D. Dolliver
2011 Lisa N. Gentile
2012 Tammy Dwyer
2013 Michelle Douskey
2014 Rebecca Roesner
2015 Anne Marteel-Parrish
2016 Amy Balija
2017 Amy Pollock

AGNES FAY MORGAN RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

1951 Charlotte Roderuck
1952 Mary Louise Quaife
1954 Donna B. Coslich
1957 Marjorie M. Nelson
1960 Evelyn L. Oginsky
1963 Maxine F. Singer
1966 H. Sue Hanlon
1969 Mary L. Good
1972 Janet Del Bene
1975 Giovanna Ferro-Luzzi Ames
1978 Joyce Benjamins
1981 Marcetta York Darensbourg
1984 Marye Anne Fox
1987 Marion Thurnauer
1990 Victoria L. McGuffin
1991 Cynthia Friend
1992 Jacqueline K. Barton
1993 Geraldine L. Richmond
1994 Jeanne Pemberton
1995 Jennifer Brodbelt
1996 Robin Garrell
1997 Susan M. Lunte
1998 Anne B. Myers
1999 Nancy Makri
2000 Kim Baldridge
2001 Jean Chmielewski
2002 Alanna Schepartz
2003 Tamar Schlick
2004 Carolyn Bertozzi
2005 Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
2006 Mei Hong
2007 Anna Krylov
2008 Julia Chan
2009 Helen Blackwell
2010 Kyoung-Shin Choi
2011 Lauren Webb
2012 Michelle Chang
2013 Malika Jeffries-EL
2014 Amy Lucia Prieto
2015 Jin Kim Montclare
2016 Vy Dong

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