The Glass & Optical Materials Division invites nominations for the Stookey Lecture of Discovery, named in honor of materials pioneer Dr. S. Donald Stookey. Dr. Stookey created major life-changing inventions including photosensitive and photochromic glasses, and glass-ceramics and in 1986 was presented with the National Medal of Technology from President Ronald Reagan in recognition of his scientific achievements.

This award recognizes an individual’s lifetime of innovative exploratory work or noteworthy contributions of outstanding research on new materials, phenomena, or processes involving glass, that have commercial significance or the potential for commercial impact.

The winner presents a distinguished lecture at the Glass & Optical Materials Division  Annual Meeting and receives a glass piece and a $1000 honorarium sponsored by Corning Incorporated and Coe College. The criterion for winning the award is technical innovation.

Nomination package should include:

  • Sponsor’s executive summary;
  • Patents and publications related to the nominee’s career and discoveries;
  • Two letters of recommendation by those knowledgeable of the nominee’s technical achievements and pre-eminence in their fields.

Nominations should be sent electronically by March 15 to:

Irene Peterson
2023–2024 Chair, Glass & Optical Materials Division

and ACerS Staff Member Vicki Evans

Deadline for Nominations:

extended to March 15