NOBCChE Awards

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Each year, NOBCChE recognizes and celebrates the diverse achievements of students and professionals at every stage of their career.  The mission of NOBCChE is to build an eminent cadre of people of color in Science and Technology.  Through our Awards and Distinguished Lectures we celebrate STEM success and further NOBCChE’s mission by:

  • Creating a network of role models who can serve as inspiration to others
  • Helping senior leadership in companies identify exceptional talent
  • Assisting organizations cultivate engaged employees
  • Raising the profile of organizations as employers of choice among Women, Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups.
  • Providing prominent role models of color in STEM

All winners will receive their awards throughout the NOBCChE National Conference and will be invited to attend our Annual Awards Reception. Details on each award and the nomination submission process are available below.  Questions? Email

Use the buttons below to learn more about our professional award categories and apply or submit a nomination. We are excepting nominations for the Joseph Cannon Award only at this point.  Nominations for other awards are closed. 

 Dr. Cato Laurencin, NOBCChE 2014 Percy Julian Winner