The SACP & SSP prides themselves on offering prestigious awards to deserving professionals, students, teachers, and professors. Each award winner is carefully hand picked by committee members, who are qualified by education or occupation to further the purposes of the Societies.
► High School and Middle School Essay Contests (SACP)
Students in grades 7 – 9 and 10 – 12 are invited to submit essays on a specific topic in science to compete for 13 cash prizes, valued from $100 to $500 for high school students, and $50 to $250 for middle school students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice their writing skills in preparation for state assessment tests. Each school may submit two essays in each category.
► J. Kevin Scanlon Award (SSP)
The SSP has established the J. Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science to recognize an educator who has promoted and enhanced science education in the geographic boundaries of the SSP through uncompensated efforts above and beyond their normal classroom duties. Two awardees will be selected by the Award Committee from the submitted nominations. Each recipient will receive a plaque and a $500 award that they may use toward a science-related resource of their choosing.
► Keivin Burns Outstanding High School Teacher Award (SSP)
This award consists of a plaque and an honorarium for outstanding science teaching at the secondary school level. It requires a nomination from a Principal or Science Department Head.
► K-8 Science Education Award (SSP)
This award consists of a plaque and an honorarium for outstanding science teaching at the elementary school level. It requires a nomination from a Principal or Science Department Head.
► Edwin Hodge Memorial Award (SSP)
This memorial scholarship award is provided to a college-bound senior from Brentwood High School in Pittsburgh, PA who has excelled in science. The Edwin S. Hodge Award consists of a $1,200 award.
► Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (SACP/SSP)
Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF) invites middle and high school students to take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and communicating an original experiment while competing for cash prizes and scholarships.
College & University Awards
► College Chemistry Award (SACP)
Since 1961, the SACP has annually honored students in chemistry with its College Chemistry Awards. The awards are given to one student, along with a monetary award, at each college to recognize the student’s demonstrated excellence in performance and high achievements in the field of chemistry. The Chemistry Department faculty of the student’s college selects each recipient.
► S-A-S Award (SSP)
The Society for Applied Spectroscopy Undergraduate Student Awardee will have demonstrated an aptitude for research in one or more of the various fields of spectroscopy and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate course work.
► Manner Award (SACP)
SACP Student Affiliates judge the Undergraduate Poster Session at Pittcon and present several awards.
► Pittcon Achievement Award (SACP)
This SACP award is presented annually at Pittcon to recognize individuals for outstanding achievements in the fields of analytical chemistry and/or applied spectroscopy within 10 years after completion of their Ph.D. work.
► Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award (SSP)
The Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award is given annually to a researcher who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in spectroscopy. The award consists of an honorarium and a plaque (scroll), and is presented at Pittcon during a symposium held in their honor.
► Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Award (SACP)
This award, presented at Pittcon, was established in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the field of analytical chemistry.
► Ralph N. Adams Award (SSP)
The Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry, presented at Pittcon, includes a cash award and travel expenses. The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of bioanalytical chemistry, broadly defined. The recipient will have introduced a significant technique, theory, instrument or application important to the life sciences, and provided an exceptional environment to educate bioanalytical chemists.