The 53rd annual Glenn S. Skinner Memorial Award was presented to Ms. Jodi Kraus at the Physical Chemistry Colloquium on April 29, 2019. This award is presented for distinction in scholarship, research, teaching and service. Ms. Kraus is a graduate student in the research group of Professor Tatyana Polenova. Prior to joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2015, Ms. Kraus received her B.S. in Chemistry from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. This award is in honor of Dr. Skinner who was a very active member of the Chemistry faculty from 1928 to 1958.