The DRI Nevada Medal Event

The Nevada Medal

Established in 1988 to acknowledge outstanding achievement in the fields of science and engineering, the DRI Nevada Medal is the highest scientific honor in the state. This distinguished award acknowledges outstanding achievement in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.

The Nevada Medal is awarded annually by the DRI Foundation.

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Kathryn Sullivan webThe Desert Research Institute (DRI) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, a distinguished scientist, astronaut, explorer and author of “Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention” as the recipient of the 2020 DRI Nevada Medal of Science. 

The 31st DRI Nevada Medal of Science award will be presented by the DRI Foundation in special award ceremonies in Reno and Las Vegas on May 20 and 21, 2020.  Funds raised from the events will support environmental scientific research through the Innovation Research Program at DRI. 

Save The Date: 

  • Reno - May 20, 2020

  • Las Vegas - May 21, 2020


View a list of previous Nevada Medal Award Recipients

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