The Charles H. Herty Medal is a beautiful solid gold medallion awarded annually by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The purpose of the award is to give public recognition to the work and service of outstanding chemists who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields. All chemists in academic, government, or industrial laboratories who have been residing in the southeastern United States for at least 10 years are eligible. (For this purpose Southeastern United States is defined as the union of the following states: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.)
Call for Nominations: Nominations for the 2021 Herty Medal are now open.
The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2021 Charles Holmes Herty Medal, which recognizes the work and service of an outstanding chemist from the southeastern region of the U.S.
The award recipient will be given a gold medal and honored at a ceremony held in the fall by the local section. Nominees may come from academia, government, or industry and must have resided or worked in the Southeast for 10 years or more.
The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2020. Complete the online nomination form here. Previous nominations remain active for three years, but nominators are welcome to update the candidate’s curriculum vitae and other materials each year.
Professor Susan D. Richardson is the recipient of the 2020 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. She is being recognized for her work understanding the formation of drinking water disinfection by-products with environmental and human health impacts and for her service to the profession and society through many interactions with the media and general public.
The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 86th Herty Award Celebration in September 2020. Prof. Richardson will also be a guest lecturer at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).