ACESS cooperates with member professional societies and with local industry and educational institutions to promote programs designed to enhance education in science and engineering. Our goal is to support the development of the next generation of scientists and engineers and especially to promote access to these careers by members of underrepresented groups. The links on this page provide information about various of these programs.
ACESS has sponsored Annual Honors and Awards Banquets since 1948 to bring together member societies of ACESS, to recognize outstanding technical talent and to strengthen ties among the members of ACESS, the academic world and distinguished leaders of local industry. The Honors and Awards Banquet provides a joint forum to recognize outstanding science and mathematics students, to present sponsored scholarships and awards, to recognize the Distinguished Service and ACESS Awards.
Due to the restrictions on attendance and the continued cautions for COVID-19, the ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet was not held on November 5, 2020 or November 4, 2021 at Guy’s Party Center. In 2019, the ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet was held on November 3, 2019 at Guy’s Party Center. The 2019 ACESS Honors & Awards Banquet Brochure outlined the program events.
The Banquet Programs, available at the links below, provide the most comprehensive lists of ACESS award winners and recognitions in the respective years.
Banquet Program Brochures
Details about the 2022 Banquet Program will be announced soon! Watch for future announcements coming soon!
Two $1,500 scholarships given annually, one to a student at Kent State University and one to a student at The University of Akron. To be eligible for these awards the students must be juniors or seniors working toward a four-year degree that is related to one of the disciplines represented by an ACESS member society.
ACESS has sponsored Annual Honors and Awards Banquets since 1948 to bring together member societies of ACESS, to recognize outstanding technical talent and to strengthen ties among the members of ACESS, the academic world and distinguished leaders of local industry.
Science Fair Prizes
Each year, ACESS provides $100 prizes at two local science fairs: The Akron Public Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Math EXPO and the Western Reserve District 5 Science Day. For each event, ACESS provides two prizes, one for the best Middle School project and one for the best High School project. Click the link below for a listing of current and previous winners.
Distinguished Award of Council and ACESS Award
The Distinguished Award of Council is presented annually to an outstanding citizen or organization for their technical and managerial achievements and involvement in civic activities. The ACESS Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Akron Council of Engineering & Scientific Societies (ACESS).