Awards and Honors

2013
Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Friend of Education Award, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2011
Van Hise Outreach Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2010
Fellow, American Chemical Society Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2008
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Emerson Science Advocacy Medal Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2007
National Science Board Public Service Award Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2006
Rotary Club of Madison Rotary Senior Service Award Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2005
Madison Metropolitan School District Distinguished Citizen Service Award Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
American Institute of Chemists Chemical Pioneer Award Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
ACS Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2004
Alpha Chi Sigma Hall of Fame Induction Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2002
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
2001
James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1993
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, Grand Valley State University Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1990
Honorary Member, Alabama Academy of Science Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1988
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Illinois State University Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Illinois Science Teachers Association Medal for Outstanding Science Achievement Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1987
Boston University General Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Public Service to the Profession Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
District of Columbia Science Education Association Citation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service in Science Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1986
American Chemical Society George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1983
James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Northeastern Section Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1981
Boston University Collegium of Distinguished Alumni Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1980
Danforth Foundation Associate Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1979
Manufacturing Chemists Association Catalyst Award Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1969
Outstanding Lecturer of the Year in General Chemistry, University of Illinois Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
1968
ACS Award for Outstanding Performance by Divisions presented to the Division of Chemical Education Bassam Z. Shakhashiri