Go Utah announces call for nominations for Governor’s Science Medal

The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity’s Utah Innovation Center announces its annual call for nominations for the Governor’s Science Medal in conjunction with Gov. Cox’s biannual One Utah Summit.

Since 1987, the Governor’s Science Medal has recognized the distinguished service, significant achievement, and positive economic impact of individuals and companies to the state of Utah and beyond in the fields of science and technology. The medal recipients provide meaningful contributions in science, research, STEM education, or deep technology.

“We’re honored to recognize the state’s best and brightest individuals who are thought leaders in the scientific community,” said Dan Hemmert, the Economic Opportunity office’s executive director. “Much of the success of the state’s scientific industry is due to the high caliber of Utah technology experts and their jaw-dropping achievements.” 
Go Utah is accepting public nominations for this prestigious award, which will be presented at the One Utah Summit at The Grand America Hotel on May 10, 2022. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 24, 2022.

Nominations can be in one of three categories:

  1. Education – K-12
  2. Academic/Research
  3. Industry – Individual or Company

To learn more about this prestigious award, or to nominate an individual or company, visit the Utah Innovation Center website.

About The One Utah Summit

In support of Gov. Cox’s One Utah Roadmap initiative, the Economic Summit, Global Forum, Energy Summit, and Rural Summit have combined to create a bi-annual business super-summit called the One Utah Summit. The One Utah Summit is hosted by Gov. Cox and occurs every six months, alternating between northern (#1UTspring) and southern (#1UTfall) Utah locations. These events provide a valuable forum for government and business leaders to gather and discuss Utah’s economic development trends and topics.

About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
Under Gov. Spencer J. Cox’s direction, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) provides resources and support for business creation, growth, and recruitment. It also drives increased tourism, film production, outdoor recreation, and mixed martial arts in Utah. Utilizing state resources and private sector contracts, the office administers programs in economic areas that demonstrate the highest potential for development and the most opportunity for Utahns. Learn more at business.utah.gov or by calling (801) 538-8680.