Section Awards

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ChemLuminary Awards

2017 Winners for:

"Best Overall WCC Local Section"

"Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee"


2016

Winners for:

"Best Overall WCC Local Section"

"Fostering Interactions between Local Sections and Student Chapters"

"Outstanding New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee"

"Outstanding Local Section Industry Event"

Finalists for:

"Most Creative NCW Celebration Using the Yearly Theme"

"Outstanding Sustainability Activities" 


2015

Finalist for:

“Best Overall WCC Local Section” from the Women Chemists Committee (UIUC Committee)


2014

Finalist for:

“Best Overall WCC Local Section” from the Women Chemists Committee (UIUC Committee)


2005

Finalist for:

“Most Innovative New Activity or Program in a Local Section” from the Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC)

Project Grants

2016 New Activities Grant - ECI

We are happy to announce that the Local Section Activities Committee has approved $3,000 of funding for the first annual ECI Undergrad Research Conference! In general, we have two poster sessions arranged by topic, a lunch/networking break at noon, and an awards ceremony at the end. Local industry professionals and professors/staff from UIUC will be invited to judge the posters and give awards in several categories. Applications will open over the summer and the conference will be held in early November.


2015 Science Cafe Mini-Grant - YCC 

The Science Cafe mini-grant is a particularly competitive with many local sections submitting worthy ideas. The East Central Illinois Local Section, planned by the Young Chemistry Committee, has been funded $400.00. This proposal outlined a very well-planned event exploring the future state of energy, which is a topical and timely subject. Congratulations YCC on submitting a winning proposal!


2015 New Activities Grant - Undergraduate Student Chapter at UIUC

The group received $600 of startup funds for a new outreach program in collaboration with the ECI local section, titled "bridging the gap: promoting college-level thinking in high school ChemClubs." The overarching goal of this outreach program is to bridge the gap between high school and college education in chemistry. This will be accomplished in three parts: (1) demonstrations from undergraduate volunteers and experiment kits to help students become comfortable in the laboratory, (2) mock lab practicals from U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad past exams, and (3) a question and answer event with undergraduates where high school students can learn more about the transition to college. 

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Nominations

2016

Andrew Walmer (Mahomet-Seymour High School)

Iain Carpenter (Mahomet-Seymour High School)

Carlee Mayer (Iroquois West High School)

Kirsten Schroeder (Iroquois West High School) 

EIU Student Chapter Awards

 2014-2015 Honorable Mention

 2013-2014 Honorable Mention

 2012-2013 Commendable

 2011-2012 Honorable Mention

 2010-2011 Honorable Mention

 2009-2010 Honorable Mention

 2008-2009 Commendable

 2007-2008 Commendable

 2004-2005 Honorable Mention

 2003-2004 Honorable Mention

 2002-2003 Honorable Mention

 2001-2002 Honorable Mention

 1999-2000 Commendable

 1998-1999 Commendable

 1997-1998 Commendable

 1996-1997 Honorable Mention

UIUC Student Chapter Awards

 2016-2017 Honorable Mention 

 2015-2016 Commendable 

 2014-2015 Honorable Mention

  Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award

 2013-2014 Honorable Mention

  Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award

 2012-2013 Certificate of Achievement

  Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award

 2011-2012 Certificate of Achievement

 2009-2010 Commendable

 2008-2009 Commendable

 2007-2008 Honorable Mention

 2006-2007 Honorable Mention

 1997-1998 Commendable

 1996-1997 Outstanding