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2018 NCTA NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
Nominate a colleague for the prestigious National Chemical Technician Award
Do you know an outstanding chemical technician who deserves special recognition? If so, please consider nominating that person for the 2018 National Chemical Technician Award. Nominees must be currently employed as a chemical technician, and must have worked as a chemical technician for at least five years. Technicians hold a range of titles, including process operator, laboratory analyst, technologist, and research associate. Nominees need not be an ACS member. Nomination packets must be received by the ACS Committee on Technician Affairs by Oct. 18, 2017. The 2018 recipient will receive a $1000 honorarium, plaque, and a trip to the ACS national meeting in New Orleans, where he or she will be honored at a special luncheon on Sunday, March 18, 2018. For more information or to nominate someone, visit www.acs.org/ncta. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen (left) receives his plaque from Kara Allen, chair of the Committee on Technician Affairs.Kara Allen (right), chair of the Committee on Technician Affairs, presents the award to Jay Allen. (Credit: Courtesy of Susan Ainsworth)
Jay Allen, a senior analytical technologist for propylene oxide and propylene glycol at Dow Chemical, is the winner of the 2017 National Chemical Technician Award. The award, administered by the Committee on Technician Affairs, honors excellence and professionalism among technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical technology professionals.
During his 30-plus-year career at Dow, Allen has developed and improved numerous analytical methodologies and technologies used for the development and manufacture of polyurethanes, polymers, and high-performance plastic materials. As manager of the site’s propylene oxide and propylene glycol laboratories, he has taken a leadership role in improving the general safety of the lab work environment. Allen has served as the Site Analytical Leadership Team steering team leader for 10 years.
Allen was presented with a plaque recognizing his award during the Division of Chemical Technicians luncheon at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in early April.