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Nominations Open for 2016 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Awards

Sep 13, 2016 11:36AM ● By Bryan Scott
Press Release submitted to City Journals

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 12, 2016) – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) are now accepting nominations for the 30th annual Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Awards. Following the final selection of 2016 awardees, Governor Gary R. Herbert will present the awards at a dinner on January 18, 2017. 

The Governor’s Medal award program was initiated to recognize those who have provided distinguished service or made significant career achievements that have benefited the state of Utah in the areas of science and technology. Utah residents or organizations may submit nominations, and all nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Nominees must meet specific requirements detailed on the “Procedures and Criteria” page linked below. Nominations can be made in one of five categories: 

  • Education – Higher Ed
  • Education – K-12
  • Academic/Research
  • Industry or Government – Individual
  • Industry – Company

Nominees must have demonstrated important contributions in the fields of science, STEM education, engineering technology or technology management. Previous award recipients and current members of the medals review committee are not eligible for nomination. A one-page nomination form is available online at: http://business.utah.gov/governors-medals/procedures-criteria/.

Nominations should be addressed to GOED, attn. Science Medals, 60 E. South Temple 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT  84111 or emailed to businessutah@utah.gov. Nominees selected from the first round of applications may be asked to submit a more complete application package that would include letters of recommendation.