Since 1997 the Awards Program at CHF has recognized the achievements of outstanding researchers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions to science and technology.
A yearly celebration of the achievements and promise of the sciences and technologies that shape material culture: the Othmer Gold Medal, the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. Award for Supporting Industries, and the AIC Gold Medal.
Working together to celebrate achievement in the chemical world: the Biotechnology Heritage Award, Franklin-Lavoisier Prize, Petrochemical Heritage Award, Pittcon Heritage Award, and Winthrop-Sears Medal.
Awards for cutting-edge research: the Perkin Medal and the Moore Medal.
Learn more about the 2013 lecture and other past lectures here.
Congratulations to Mary Jo Nye, winner of the 2013 prize, for her book Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science.
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CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including
- Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
- Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
- Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
- Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)
Listen to their extraordinary stories today!
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