Each year DRI celebrates science and engineering at our annual statewide Nevada Medal Events. The Nevada Medal is the highest scientific honor in the state and includes an eight-ounce minted medallion of 0.999 pure Nevada silver and a $20,000 lecture honorarium. The award is formally presented by the Governor of Nevada during dinner ceremonies in Reno and Las Vegas attended by Nevada's business, educational and governmental leaders.
Over the last 29 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.
Please fill out the nomination form and submit by the 30th of June 2016 to be considered for this honor.