For Immediate Release
July 8, 2013
Carol Lynn George, Ph.D.
State Science Advisor
Michael G. Sullivan
GOED Dir. Communications
2013 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Awards
Twenty-sixth anniversary nominations will close September 13, 2013
Salt Lake City, UTAH – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- Science Education
- Industry-Individual (independent inventors and entrepreneurs)
- Industry-Company (for- and non-profit company)
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.