Delaware ACS Section


For students, educators & scientists

DE ACS High School Teacher of the Year Award:

The Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society is inviting high school chemistry teachers teaching chemistry in all chemistry related subjects including chemistry, environmental chemistry, biochemistry, forensic chemistry and health related chemistry to apply for the High School Teacher of the Year Award.  The application is open from January 1, 2022 and closes on June 30, 2022.  Winner will be recognized at the September Section Meeting.

Eligibility: Delaware high school teachers who have not previously won the award within the last 5 calendar years. The winner will be chosen by the Delaware ACS Education Committee based on evidence of excellence in teaching. The winner will be nominated by the Delaware Section for the ACS Division of Chemical Education Regional Award in High School teaching in the year following his/her selection. Winners may need to supply additional information to the Delaware Section in support of this nomination. 

Award: Cash awards of $500 to the teacher and $500 to the teacher’s school.

Previous winners:
2021: Elizabeth Brown, Tower Hill

2017: Sharon Archer, Archmere Academy
2016: Sharon Kreamer, Tatnall School
2015: Dr. Nader Makarious, Brandywine High School

Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Application

The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship awards. The Section awards range from $500 to $2,000 and are given to undergraduate (sophomore and above) and graduate students in the physical sciences. Relevant subjects include surface science, polymer science, rheology, biomechanics, additive manufacturing, as well as mechanics. The application deadline is June 1, 2022. For further information and to receive the application, please contact Bill Tuszynski at

The Section awarded 39 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 each over the last three years and has given nearly $85,000 to 68 deserving students over the past seven years. In addition to the award, scholarship winners are profiled on the Section website (STLE Philadelphia Section link) and in the STLE magazine, Tribology and Lubrication Technology.


ACS Science Coaches are chemistry professionals who share their expertise and enthusiasm for science with an elementary, middle, or high school teacher over the course of one school year. 

Available to chemistry grad students, professionals and retirees, science coaches volunteer to assist one teacher at least six times during one school year. Some coaches work behind the scenes, while others prefer to interact with students. They may help the teacher plan, assist during labs, present lessons, or mentor small groups of students. Each partnership is a little different with each chemist and teacher deciding together how they will combine their expertise and interests to improve the science education experiences of students. 

The Delaware National Exam

2022 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO)


Sharon Archer | Chemistry Teacher
Glenn Hartman | Science Department Chair





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