Stanley C. Israel Regional Award

for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

This award is to recognize individuals and/or institutions who have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.


The award will be presented at the 2024 ACS Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 2024), which will be held at Washington State University on June 23-26, 2024. The Stanley C. Israel Regional 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.


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.


Nomination materials must be received by March 1, 2024.


The nomination package:

  • A letter of nomination
  • A CV or resume containing relevant diversity promotion activities and factual data on outcomes
  • At least one, but no more than three supportive letters, one of which must come from the nominee’s ACS Local Section. Mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address of nominee/supporter must be provided.


Complete nomination packets and questions about this award may be emailed to Qiang (Jack) Zhang (

Stanley C. Israel Award Website

Previous Winners

2021—Tam’ra-Kay Francis, University of Washington, Department of Chemistry, Seattle, WA

2020—Marilyn Mackiewicz, College of Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2019—Heritage University, Toppenish, WA

2016—Lawrence Duffy, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

2014—Sandy Ross, Montana Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership

2010—Ralph Young, Washington State University

Stanley C. Israel


Stan Israel was an educator, scientist, and mentor who spent most of his career at UMass-Lowell before joining Texas State University as Dean in 1997. The ACS POLY website maintains a memorial tribute to his life and career.