NOBCChE Awards Young Minority Innovators and Scientists

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers Unveils “Rising Star” Award Program

 “Rising Star” Award Program seeks to serve as a vehicle for employers to celebrate diversity within their organization and recognize young innovators and top achievers!

Young Minority Scientists recognized: June 30, the final list of this year’s “Rising Star” nominees will be known.  Participating companies will submit the names of young innovators, top young African-American, Latino or other minority scientists, engineers or technology professionals (with five years or less experience) who exhibit talent and skill within their organizations.

Company participation: Invitations have been sent to over 60 companies seeking candidates. At NOBCChE’s September conference, an Awards Dinner, Gala and Career Fair will be held in Washington, D.C. where representatives of the organizations sponsoring and helping to make the program possible will be in attendance, and present the awards to their honorees.  These companies will also participate in the NOBCChE job fair, where more than 1,000 qualified candidates have the opportunity to connect with potential employers.  It will be an exciting event, but it is only the beginning of this effort being made by NOBCChE.

Job Fair: Companies participating in the “Rising Star” Awards Program and those choosing to be sponsors of the event, will participate in the NOBCChE job fair also taking place at the September conference.  The job fair presents the opportunity for companies to recruit tomorrow’s top engineers, scientists, innovators and leaders.

 Dr. Victor McCrary, President of NOBCChE

“Concentrate more on doing the right things, than on doing things right”  

Serving as the President of NOBCChE, the 4,000 plus member organization dedicated towards developing and promoting students and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with his extensive knowledge, remarkable achievements and prestigious awards, developing the “Rising Star” Program is consistent with the professional endeavors of Dr. McCrary.
Technology Expert & Accomplished Top Professional Helping Others

Dr. McCrary organized the world’s first conference on electronic books in October 1998, and subsequent conferences in 1999 and 2000.  His research group has developed a prototype of the electronic book reader, and a low-cost Braille reader for electronic books which recently received a 2001 R&D 100 Award.   His former group at NIST is currently leading the efforts Dr. McCrary initiated in the evaluation of CD & DVD media lifetimes, and the care and handling of CD’s & DVD’s.   Most importantly, Dr. McCrary credits the string of innovations from his division through his student program at NIST where his division employed and mentored over 40 students ranging from 14 years old to 22 years old; many have gone on to graduate degrees in science, engineering, and law.   

Adding to his commitments to empower and educate, Dr. McCrary is also an adjunct lecturer in the Executive Masters of Technology Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania .

Underscoring Advancements of Minority Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Demand for a “greener world”, better and more advanced technology and highly effective pharmaceuticals, the need for individuals excelling in science, engineering and technology are critical for world progress.  NOBCChE seeks to celebrate the accomplishments these individuals  and encourage young, minority people in these fields, both current and future.


The mission of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to create a cadre of people of color in science and technology!  The Organization promotes careers in science and technology as an achievable goal for elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, NOBCChE encourages college students to pursue graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NOBCChE makes a difference!!
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