ACS James Bryant Conant Awards

The national ACS James Bryant Conant award was established in 1965 to encourage and recognize outstanding high school chemistry teachers. Candidates are chosen based upon evidence of high quality teaching, ability to challenge and inspire, extracurricular activities that support their work and pursuit of continued improvement of their role as an educator. There have been a variety of sponsors of the award including Thermo Fisher Scientific. As of 2017, the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X have created a permanent endowment to fund this prestigious award. .

Information about recent Conant Award Winners can be found below.


2020  Michael A. Morgan, Bravo Medical Magnet

Check out !

2019  Derrick C. Wood, Conestoga High School

2018  Brian John Kennedy

2017 Laura Slocum, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, South Carolina

 published on ChemEd X

2016 Julia Winter, Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Michigan


Cullen, Deanna M., , Journal of Chemical Education, 2017 94 (4), 403-404


2015 Jenelle L Ball, Chico Unified School District, Chico, CA 

JCE article, , published ASAP 5/16 & , *

2014 Kathleen A. Kitzmann, Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI


2013 Stephen Radice, Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY  

2012 Roxie Allen, St. John’s School, Houston, TX   

Reisch, Marc S., , C&EN Volume 90 Issue 5, p. 50, Awards Issue, January 30, 2012.


* (C&EN) publishes an article about the Conant award winner annually in their Award Issue.