The Bruce R. Kowalski Award in Chemometrics - Administered by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is pleased to announce that we have been selected to be the administrators of a brand new award in the name of Professor Bruce Kowalski.
Dr. Bruce R. Kowalski was a unique combination of innovator and educator. Through his work, his students and his presentations, he was able to motivate much of the basis for the field of chemometrics and brought the related technologies to the forefront in analytical chemistry. Because of his wide ranging interests in innovative methods of statistical and mathematical analysis in chemistry, Bruce had significant influence in a very diverse array of scientific and engineering fields. With such vision and leadership, some would function as black holes, pulling in all attention to themselves; Bruce, in contrast, was a brilliant light source, inspiring and pushing attention to all around him, developing and facilitating the talents and enthusiasm in his students, colleagues and friends as he pressed forward his life's commitment to chemometrics.
The Bruce R. Kowalski Award in Chemometrics - Administered by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy is to honor the legacy of Professor Kowalski by recognizing outstanding young researchers in the field of chemometrics and by extension, for advanced mathematical and/or statistical methods in chemistry. SAS is honored that the Kowalski family have placed their trust in us with this opportunity to administer this important award on their behalf. The award is intended to cover travel and meeting costs for the awardee to present his or her research in either oral or poster format at an appropriate session at SAS's National meeting, the annual SciX Conference. The first award was presented at the SciX 2014 conference in Reno-Tahoe in October 2014 and the 2015 award will be presented at SciX 2015 in Providence. Nominations are now open for the 2016 award.
To nominate a young researcher for the 2016 award, submit a nomination letter describing the early career researcher or scientist's achievements in chemometric research and if applicable, the degree sought. Nominees will be notified of their nomination, and each nominee must submit relevant university level transcripts, a curriculum vitae, a description of his/her professional goals, and at least one letter of recommendation in addition to the nomination letter. Send all nominations to the Society for Applied Spectroscopy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2015.
SAS is currently seeking donations to fund the award endowment. Please complete the attached form to make a donation and return it to the SAS office. Your donation to SAS, a 501(c)(3) qualified non-profit organization, may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax advisor for details.
- Kowalski Award Donation Form (839.4 KB)