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06/01/93

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National Medal of Science, Technology nominations invited

STANFORD -- Nominations for the National Medal of Science are due in Washington June 30, and required supporting letters of recommendation are due by July 31, according to the National Science Foundation's recent announcement.

The medals, which are awarded annually by the President of the United States, acknowledge "individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological,

mathematical, engineering, social, or behavioral sciences." A committee of distinguished scientists and engineers assists the president in selecting candidates from among those nominated.

Nomination forms (which must be used) and criteria are available from the Stanford Dean of Research Office. To receive copies, contact Pat Devaney at 723-3763 or Devaney@Forsythe.

Since establishment of the National Medal of Science by Congress in 1959, 312 awards have been made. Calvin Quate, professor of applied physics and electrical engineering, received the award in a 1992 White House Rose Garden ceremony. He was the 22nd individual affiliated with Stanford to receive the medal.

The University also has had three National Medal of Technology recipients. Nominations for the next National Medal of Technology will be due around October 31, Devaney said.

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