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.

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 DRI Foundation Members announce that the 31st Nevada Medal Award events in May have been postponed in coordination with our community’s effort to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We look forward to honoring Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, former NOAA Administrator and an extraordinary scientist and explorer.

New dates will be set as soon as practical.

View a list of previous Nevada Medal Award Recipients

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