The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) solicits nominations for the 2004 Sidney M. Edelstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry. This award, first given to Dr. John Parascandola in 2002, honors the memory of the late Sidney M. Edelstein, who established the Dexter Award in 1956, and it also continues the outstanding tradition of the Dexter Award, which ended in 2001.

The Edelstein Award is sponsored by Ruth Edelstein Barish and Family and is administered by HIST. In recognition of receiving the Edelstein Award, the winner is presented with an engraved plaque and the sum of $3500, usually at a symposium honoring the winner at the Fall National Meeting of the ACS, which for 2004 will be held in Philadelphia PA, August 22-26. The award is international in scope, and nominations are welcome from anywhere in the world. Previous winners of the Dexter and Edelstein awards have included chemists and historians from the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Holland, Hungary, and Great Britain.

Each nomination should consist of

Ø a complete curriculum vitae for the nominee, including biographical data, educational background, awards, honors, publications, presentations, and other service to the profession;

Ø a letter of nomination, which summarizes the nominees achievements in the field of the history of chemistry and cites his/her unique contributions that merit a major award; and

Ø at least two seconding letters.

Copies of no more than three publications may also be included if they are available.

All nomination material should be sent in triplicate to Professor John Sharkey, Chair of the Edelstein Award Committee, Pace University, Office of the Provost, One Pace Plaza, New York, New York 10038. (e-mail: [email protected]), by 31 December 2003.