Over the last 28 years, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has honored individuals in science and engineering whose prominent research contributions have ranged from mapping the human genome and explaining protein folding to discovering ancient hydrothermal vents in the Galapagos and advancing our knowledge of archaeological discoveries across the globe. Each year science and engineering is celebrated statewide at DRI’s annual Nevada Medal Events.
The Nevada Medal is the highest scientific honor in the state. It is bestowed annually at formal dinner presentations in Las Vegas and Reno. This year, Dr. Christopher McKay, a leading NASA Scientist, has been named the 2015 Nevada Medalist.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno will include a formal dinner and award ceremony.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will include a formal dinner and award ceremony.
Both evenings will feature a cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., with the main event at 7 p.m.
Tickets and more information about the 2014 DRI Nevada Medal event are available online.
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