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Division of the History of Chemistry

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The Division of History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) solicits nominations for the 2025 HIST Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry. This award, formerly known as the Dexter Award and then the Edelstein Award, continues a tradition started in 1956. Lists of previous recipients of the Edelstein Award and its predecessor Dexter Award are available at the links given.

This award is sponsored by and administered by the Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST). The recipient chosen to receive the HIST Award is presented with an engraved plaque and the sum of $1500, usually at a symposium honoring the recipient at the Fall National Meeting of the ACS, which in 2024 will be held on August 20, 2024, in Denver, CO. The award is international in scope, and nominations are welcome from anywhere in the world. Previous winners of the Dexter and Edelstein Awards include chemists and historians from the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.

Each nomination should consist of

If material is sent as a pdf, please combine into one file in the order requested above. Only complete nominations will be considered for the award.

All nomination materials should be submitted (either as e-copy or as hard-copy in triplicate) to the Division of the History of Chemistry, for arrival no later than December 31, 2024.

Send e-copy to Vera V. Mainz at OR alternatively send three (3) hard copies sets to:

Vera V. Mainz, HIST Sec/Treas
2709 Holcomb Drive
Urbana, IL 61802