Search Begins for Virginia’s Top Scientists and Science Innovators

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The Science Museum of Virginia is now seeking nominations from leading science innovators for Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award for 2014 and the Governor’s Award for Science Innovation.

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“These amazing
people are the reason our quality of life is progressing and our environment is improving,” said Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia.

The Science Museum of Virginia is now seeking nominations from leading science innovators for Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award for 2014 and the Governor’s Award for Science Innovation.

For three decades, this prestigious program has honored Virginians for their commitment and contributions to science – impacting both Virginia and the world. These dedicated men and women have made it their mission to improve people’s lives through science. This award program is part of the Museum’s mission of inspiring people to enrich their lives through science.

The Museum is honored to recognize these distinguished individuals and to celebrate the innovation taking place in universities and research centers across Virginia. “These amazing people are the reason our quality of life is progressing and our environment is improving. In answering questions that have not even been asked before, they are furthering the cause of science,” said Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have a connection to Virginia either through birth, work and/or the effect of that work on the Commonwealth. Nomination forms and supporting documentation must be completed and returned to the Science Museum of Virginia no later than Friday, November 1 at 5 pm.

For nomination guidelines, materials or more information, visit http://www.smv.org/about-us.

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