The Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology is the highest civilian award bestowed by the State in those fields. It is awarded in the four categories of academia, science education, industry, and government. The award was initiated in 1987 and is sponsored by the Utah Science and Technology Research Initiative. Nominations are reviewed by a selection panel of industry experts and educators before being presented to the governor for final approval.
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Congratulations to the 2018 Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award
Russell M. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., world-renowned heart surgeon and medical researcher, and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Tyson Grover, STEM director at the Davis School District, elementary STEM professor at Weber State University, and online science endorsement course developer for the Utah State Board of education
Dana Carroll, Ph.D., distinguished professor, Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah
George Hansen, chief technology officer and co-founder, Conductive Composites