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Lloyd Ryland Award


Lloyd Ryland Outstanding
High School Chemistry Teacher Award


Purpose: The Lloyd Ryland Award is presented annually to a high school chemistry teacher who has demonstrated an excellent ability to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in science.
The California Section of the American Chemical Society will present the winner with a certificate and a check for $500. In addition, the winner’s chemistry department will receive a check for $500 for supplies.
Deadline: Nominations must be received by March 31. Because we base our selection on the information provided please complete the nomination form (click on the link below to download the Form)  providing information on the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to excellence in teaching high school chemistry,   We will also need a biographical sketch of the nominee. The nomination form will be kept for three years. Please send the completed nomination form to our Section office or mail nominations to 2950 Merced Street, Suite 225, San Leandro CA 94577 by March 31.

The award is named after Mr. Lloyd Ryland, a member of the California section of the American Chemical Society for 65 years and a strong believer in chemistry education.  He was born in San Francisco in 1912 and lived his entire life in the Bay Area.  Mr. Ryland received his bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley and was employed by Chevron Development Company for 65 years as a chemist.  During World War II he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and after the war became a member and officer of three Yacht Clubs.  Mr. Ryland made a generous contribution to the Section and we are pleased to honor him by naming this award after him.
Lloyd Ryland Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Nomination Form
Deadline: March 31

Previous recipients of the award

2017 Robert Fabini, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito
2016 Evy Kavaler, Berkeley High School, Berkeley
2015 Julie Hubbard, Liberty High School, Brentwood
2014 Michelle Wynn, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
2013 Sai Kumar, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
2012 Heather Pereira, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton
2011 Beth Cutter, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton
2010 Jenelle Ball, Chico High School, Chico
2010 Lee Boyes, Petaluma High School, Petaluma
2009 Paula Simms, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton
2008 Tracy Ostrom, Skyline High School, Oakland