Purpose: To recognize and encourage accomplishments or innovation of unusual merit in the field of basic or applied polymer science by younger scientists.
Eligibility: Must be a POLY member or affiliate at the time of nomination. Must have accomplished outstanding work in basic or applied polymer science. Shall not have reached 45th birthday on January 1 of the year of the award. Granted without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.