Sciencemadness Discussion Board

Mad Scientist of the Year Award #1

Texium (zts16) - 30-11-2016 at 12:40

This is the first official poll to determine who will receive one of four Mad Scientist of 2016 awards. Please vote for the person you think most deserves an award. After 5 days, this poll will be closed and a new one will be opened to determine the second place winner from the remaining nominees. The winner will be sent one of aga's trophies. The list of nominated members are people who have been nominated by others in the thread that I linked.

If you have been nominated, please do not vote for yourself.

Here is why everyone was nominated:

arkoma (nominated by crystal grower) for his determination to experiment and provide good documentation of results even when he is not successful, as well as his generosity

Ashot (nominated by crystal grower) for the smooth YouTube videos on his budding channel

ave369 (nominated by zts16) for her resourcefulness and collection of threads on purifying and using OTC reagents with limited resources

blogfast25 (nominated by aga) for being a great teacher of mathematics and theoretical chemistry with threads such as the QM and calculus lessons, and the noob competition

crystal grower (nominated by j_sum1) also for many contributions to the Pretty Pictures thread and other crystal related threads

Dan Vizine (nominated by phlogiston) for his monumental thread on the isolation of elemental thorium

Dmishin (nominated by crystal grower) for sharing pictures of their crystal collection in the Pretty Pictures Thread

Dwarvensilver (nominated by crystal grower) also for sharing pictures of their crystal collection in the Pretty Pictures Thread

Fidelmios (nominated by crystal grower) for his budding YouTube channel

Hegi (nominated by j_sum1) for his many beautiful contributions to the Pretty Pictures thread

j_sum1 (nominated by Fidelmios) for his general helpfulness, especially to beginners

m1tanker78 (nominated by aga) for his contributions to the Raman spectroscopy thread

Mabus (nominated by crystal grower) for being the most prolific contributor to the Sciencemadness Wiki, adding to it nearly every day since it was founded

Magpie (nominated by aga) for his plethora of organic synthesis writeupes, such as the preparation of congo red

MrHomeScientist (nominated by j_sum1) for his newly revitalized YouTube channel

tvaettbjoern (nominated by aga) for his contributions to the Raman spectroscopy thread

woelen (nominated by arkoma) for his consistent valuable contributions and wonderful website

zts16 (nominated by j_sum1) for his moderation efforts and regular contributions to discussions despite limited lab access


If you feel more needs to be said about any of the nominees or you want to link to specific threads, feel free to do so.

[Edited on 11-30-2016 by zts16]

crystal grower - 30-11-2016 at 12:59

So hard to choose!!!

Note: You have made a tippo in my name but never mind :).

[Edited on 30-11-2016 by crystal grower]

Texium (zts16) - 30-11-2016 at 13:12

Oops, not sure why I remembered an underscore being in your name. I'll change it real quick.

aga - 30-11-2016 at 13:21

Woohoo ! Nice one z !

zed - 30-11-2016 at 17:54

But, but.....Anakin Skywalker brought peace to the Galaxy. Doesn't THAT count for something?

Hegi - 1-12-2016 at 11:15

Thanks much for nomination! .. (I´ll try to continue addding pretty pictures if I have any free time soon!) :cool:

aga - 2-12-2016 at 10:20

Quote: Originally posted by zed  
But, but.....Anakin Skywalker brought peace to the Galaxy

Anakin turned to the Dark Side.

For that crime, he may only ever see the Back of the trophy.

aga - 2-12-2016 at 10:22

Quote: Originally posted by Hegi  
Thanks much for nomination!

Being Nominated shows how much the SM community appreciates your posts.

Post more good stuff !

m1tanker78 - 4-12-2016 at 17:02

I confess that most of the nominees are new to me. While one can't go wrong with voting for any of the nominated established members -- all contribute valuable content -- I'd hate to overlook some of the newer members' contributions.

It's really tough to pick!

aga - 5-12-2016 at 15:48

Guessing by the time and the votes, we got a Winner !

Congratulations Magpie.

Well deserved for such inspiring examples of actual Chemistry, superbly written-up and illustrated !

Magpie - 5-12-2016 at 16:05

Thank you, aga. I hope I can continue to make contributions that members find useful.

aga - 5-12-2016 at 16:16

Magpie, you deserve our Respect and Honour for your outstanding posts about the Chemistry you have done, and, more importantly, Shared with us in a finely detailed manner.

A Big round of Applause for Magpie !

(please U2U an address where you would like to receive your trophy)

Texium (zts16) - 5-12-2016 at 17:22

Sorry, I meant to close the thread a few hours ago, but I forgot. Congratulations, Magpie!

I will now open a new poll to determine the second place winner.