For 26 years, the Governor has awarded the Medal for Science and Technology as a symbol of achievement to those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the state of Utah in science and technology.

Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Utah State Advisory Council on Science and Technology are accepting nominations for the twenty sixth anniversary awards to be presented for 2013. The Governor will present the awards at a dinner in January, following the final selection of the awardees.

The Utah State Advisory Council on Science and Technology is responsible for administering the award and for recommending nominees to Governor Herbert. This year, nominations will follow a simplified, two-step submittal process. A one-page form is all that is needed to initiate a nomination. This form can be accessed via the web at: http://business.utah.gov/governors-medals. Nominations should be emailed to Carol L. George, State Science Advisor, at cgeorge@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.

Any Utah citizen or organization may submit nominations. Nominees must meet specific requirements detailed in the “Procedures and Criteria for Selection” document located at http://business.utah.gov/Procedure-Criteria. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday September 13, 2013. Nominations can be made in one of five categories:

  • Academic
  • Science Education
  • Industry-Individual (independent inventors and entrepreneurs)
  • Industry-Company (for- and non-profit company)
  • Government