Join us in congratulating Dr. Reginald Rogers for winning the Stanley C. Israel Award! 

Dr. Reginald Rogers is very committed to his students, field, and profession. His attention to inclusivity and improving the learning experience (in the classroom and laboratory) for all students is remarkable. Further, he is truly a teacher-scholar (and demonstrates how teaching informs research and vice versa) and has an intense commitment to student success, especially those students who are from underrepresented populations. He possesses a natural ability to tailor the teaching/learning of his students and he masterfully mentors them while being their biggest “cheerleader”. He has been actively engaged in advancing the success of underrepresented students through mentoring in the classroom, in the laboratory, and through student organizations. He has mentored at least five underrepresented minority students in his research activities over the past four years. These students have walked away gaining significant insight into the water and battery research that Dr. Rogers currently studies and its impact on society (and these students have much greater confidence and awareness as they approach the next stage of their education or begin careers). One of the greatest things about Dr. Rogers, though, is his desire to make Rochester Institute of Technology truly inclusive and serve “all” students (and faculty members, for that matter).


ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

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Purpose:  To recognize individuals and/or institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.

Nature:  The award consists of a medal and a $1,000 grant to support and further the activities for which the award was made.  The award also will include funding to cover the recipient's travel expenses to the ACS regional meeting at which the award will be presented.

Eligibility: Nominees may come from academia, industry, government, or independent entities, and may also be organizations, including ACS Local Sections and Divisions. The nominee must have created and fostered ongoing programs or activities that result in increased numbers of persons from diverse and underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, or women who participate in the chemical enterprise.

Nominations are closed for the Stanley C. Israel Award. Winner will be announced.