SciX Awards Program

First in a series of podcasts by FACSS/SciX leaders:
S. Michael Angel (2012 William F. Meggars Award, 2011 Innovation Award) - Raman Spectroscopy for Measurements in Deep Space and the Deep Ocean

See other exciting news and information at Spectroscopy online

Many different awards are presented to scientists at the SciX conference presented by FACSS. A full list of the awards is given at the foot of this page. Click on each link to find out more about each award.

FACSS encourages the participation of students in the meeting with its award program. More information on the student awards is given at the links below.

  1. The Tomas B. Hirschfeld and FACSS student awards are presented to outstanding graduate students. These awards require submission of a paper application, along with selection of the appropriate tab on the drop down menu of the paper submission form. 
  2. The FACSS Student Poster Award is given to students who present outstanding papers at the poster sessions Monday-Thursday.
  3. The SAS Student Poster Awards are given to SAS Student members who present outstanding papers at the poster session on Sunday evening.

The FACSS Governing Board may present a Distinguished Service Award to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional, long-term service to the FACSS organization. Typically, that person will have served with excellence in many different capacities and will have contributed to the continuing success of FACSS through consistent dedication and sacrifice.

The FACSS Innovation Award is given to the most innovative research debuted orally at SciX. All presenters are eligible, if the content of their presentation has not been published or presented in any domain before the SciX meeting (articles in submission but not published are acceptable). Also, the work must have high impact and be a major advancement from previous work (i.e. no incremental advancements). 

When submitting a paper, authors can check the appropriate box for their papers to be entered. Please review the 2018 Innovation Award Research Summary Instructions. Briefly, a 2-page research summary is now required from all Innovation Award applicants in order to better evaluate the research novelty. In assessing each candidate for the award, the judges are asked to consider innovation/novelty, impact, creativity, transformative potential and technical merit. The authors can address these points in any manner they wish in their 2-page application.

These awards are presented to outstanding scientists in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy at the SciX conference presented by FACSS. Awards symposia are organized at the meeting to highlight their contributions to science. More information on the individual awards is given in the links to the left.