The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Utah Science Technology and Research agency (USTAR) are now accepting nominations for the 29th annual awards to be presented for 2015. Following the final selection of the awardees, Governor Gary R. Herbert will present the awards at a dinner on January 13, 2016.

Any Utah resident or organization may submit nominations, and all nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Nominees must meet specific requirements detailed on the “Procedures and Criteria” page linked above. 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 accomplishments 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.

The Governor’s Medal award program was initiated in 1987 to recognize those who have provided distinguished service or made significant career achievements that have benefitted the state of Utah in the areas of science and technology.

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.