We use cookies to ensure that our site works correctly and provides you with the best experience. If you continue using our site without changing your browser settings, we'll assume that you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use and how to manage them by reading our cookies policy. Hide

Chemical Industry Medal

Statue of Liberty

Established 1933

In the Foreword to the book American Chemical Enterprise, published to celebrate the centennial of the SCI America Group, Hal Sorgenti, then Group Chairman, wrote of the Americans' 'delight in hearing of people who use their creative talents imaginatively to invent, to innovate and to organise new technologies'. A desire to honour such people, those who have made a personal contribution to the advance of society and economy through technology, is at the core of the America Group's identity. For over 100 years, leaders of the Group, all of whom operate at the highest ranks of American industry, have been enthusiasts for the possibilities that can flow from marrying science with industry.

The Chemical Industry Medal is conferred at a special banquet held in honour of the winner. These events are regarded as 'must attend' occasions across the spectrum of science-based industry and commerce. The matchless contact-building opportunities provided by such occasions is demonstrated by the calibre of participants.

The Chemical Industry Medal is one of the world's most respected awards related to the industry. It was established in 1933 to replace the Grasselli Medal which had been awarded by SCI America for more than a decade previously.

The prestige of the Chemical Industry Medal is a testimonial to men and women whose leadership, foresight, and contributions to applied chemistry have been, to a considerable degree, responsible for the growth of that industry. The award generates much media interest.

Nominated by: The Medals Committee of the SCI America Executive Committee. Nominees should not include active officers or Executive Committee members of the Section. Nominees not selected for the award in any given year may continue to be considered for two years after the original nomination.

Eligibility: A person who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has rendered conspicuous service to applied chemistry.

Any nominee should have been an active guiding force in the management of his/her company during periods of maximum growth or development of new chemical or allied fields. Generally the award is made for lifetime achievement.

Description of Award: Medal presentation and address by the recipient

Presented at: March meeting of members of the America Group

Frequency: Annual

Selected by: SCI America Executive Committee

Related Links

Share this article