American Chemical Society
The Pauling Medal Award recognizes outstanding achievement in chemistry and is presented annually by the Puget Sound, Oregon, and Portland Sections of the American Chemical Society. The award is named after Dr. Linus Pauling, a native of the Pacific Northwest, because of the inspiration of his example. A nominee shall have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and be of a character that merits national and international recognition.
The 2022 Pauling Medal awardee is Professor Cynthia J. Burrows, Distinguished Professor and Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry at the University of Utah. Please visit Dr. Burrows’ web page at the University of Utah for information about her research, activities, and other awards.
The Pauling Medal will be presented to Professor Burrows at a symposium to be held on October 29th, 2022 at Portland State University. Details about the 2022 Pauling Medal Symposium will be forthcoming. For questions about the 2022 symposium, please contact Dr. Dean Atkinson at email@example.com.
Please visit The Pauling Medal Award website for more information and a list of past winners.
The 2022 Poster Symposium will be concurrent with the Pauling Medal Symposium on October 29th. If you are a graduate, undergraduate, or high school student, or a high school teacher, and are interested in presenting your research, click the below link for more information!
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers, and related professions around the globe.
We are the Portland, Oregon local section of the American Chemical Society. The Portland Section covers counties in northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington. We aim to provide engaging events for our community, fund scholarships to support students and teachers, and provide volunteer opportunities.
We are one of the three ACS sections that host the Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium (the other two being the Puget Sound Section and the Oregon Section). The Pauling Medal is awarded annually with the symposium held in the fall. Oregon State University maintains an exhibit dedicated to Linus Pauling's work.
The Executive Committee meets once per month to discuss section events, fund allocations, and any other section business.