Governor Gary R. Herbert and the State Science Advisor, Dr. Carol Lynn George, along with the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology will award the Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology to seven individuals in an awards ceremony that will be held in the Leonardo Museum on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

“Advances in science and technology play a huge role in keeping Utah dynamic and competitive,” said Governor Herbert. “On behalf of the State of Utah, I commend these individuals for their work in their respective fields and thank them for their contributions to this great State.”

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the State Science Office award medals to science and technology leaders who have improved the lives of people in the state and nation through their research and/or years of service.

Governor’s Science Medals are presented in the categories of academics, science education, industry and government. A list of 2013 award recipients and the categories they were nominated for can be found below:

  • IM Flash Technologies, Industry
  • Aloysius S. Church, University of Utah, Science Education
  • Tamara Goetz, Utah Valley University, Government
  • Larry Grandia, Health Catalyst, Industry
  • Larry Rigby, Larada Sciences, Industry
  • Henry S. White, University of Utah, Academic
  • Kenneth L. White, Utah State University, Academic

The Governor’s Medal award program was initiated in 1987. Nominations are reviewed by the State’s Science Advisory Council before formally presenting winners to the Governor. Full bios and photos for 2013 awardees can be found at the end of this release.