The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Physical Chemistry recently announced the winners of the 2017 Senior and Early-Career Awards in Theoretical and Experimental Physical Chemistry. Prof. Kit Bowen, E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, was elected for seminal studies of molecular and cluster anions by negative ion photoelectron (photodetachment) spectroscopy. Prof. Bowen received his Bachelors in Science in Chemistry degree from the University of Mississippi in 1970 and his doctorate from Harvard in 1977 before joining Johns Hopkins in 1980. Prof. Bowen also received a Taylor Medal from the University of Mississippi in 1969. At this coming summer’s ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, Prof. Bowen will be honored at a special dinner, and separately at a reception where he will receive his award. A half-day symposium will also be organized in Prof. Bowen’s honor, where he will deliver his scientific award address.