College of Liberal Arts

Call for Nominations - National Medal of Science - Due March 9, 2011

Wednesday Mar 9, 2011

Please submit the following to by March 9, 2011 @ noon:

Letter of nomination
Contact Info


The National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science, which is is the highest honor the President of the United States bestows on scientists, was established in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences."  In 1980, Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences.

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Although not a limited submission opportunity, UT-Austin will endorse ONE institutional nominee among all submitted for consideration

The nominee selected to represent UT-Austin must be prepared to provide THREE letters of recommendation.

Principal criterion: the total impact of an individual's work on the current state of chemical, physical, biological, social or behavioral sciences, mathematics, or engineering.
Achievements of an unusually significant nature in relation to the potential effects on the development of scientific thought.
Unusually distinguished service in the general advancement of science and engineering, especially when accompanied by substantial contributions to the content of science. Recognition by peers within the scientific community.
Contributions to innovation and industry.
Influence on education through publications, teaching activities, outreach, mentoring, etc.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has applied for citizenship.

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