15 Jun 2015
The Wesley Cocker Award, an annual award given by SCI’s All Ireland Group is named in the honour of Professor Wesley Cocker. Prof Cocker (1908-2007) was instrumental in establishing the Irish Section of SCI in 1947. The award is given to the best paper or patent on a topic of relevance to industrial chemistry, where the main author is a PhD or BSc student in Ireland, and is a member of the Society.
The Wesley Cocker Award aims to recognise a young scientist – PhD student or undergraduate – in Ireland - who has made a major contribution in some aspect of chemistry relevant to Irish industry.
The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and a year's SCI membership, paid for by SCI’s All Ireland Group. The award is presented at the Group's AGM or other suitable event.
Nominations are assessed on the quality of a publication, poster or patent from the previous year (2014), on which the nominee’s name appears, and where their supervisor asserts that they have made the major contribution.
How to nominate:
Please submit your nomination via email to Adam Porter, email@example.com, enclosing the following:
- An electronic copy of the nominee’s paper/poster/patent
- A recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor outlining the contribution made to the work
- The nominee’s SCI membership number, or a completed SCI student membership application form* (please click here to download a copy of the form)
The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Award has been extended to 31 July 2015.
*Only SCI student (or prospective student) members are eligible to apply. Applications will not be considered from e-members