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Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist Award
Sponsored by the Science Museum of Virginia, the Outstanding Scientist Award honors scientists who, through their research and commitment to science, have made a recent contribution to basic scientific research which extends the boundaries of any field of science. This contribution should be easily recognizable as a definite advance of knowledge or a significant technological development.
In addition to the annual award presented to an outstanding scientist, an individual may be honored for a lifetime of achievement. The Life Achievement award is not offered annually, but at the discretion of the selection panels.
Nominations are typically sought by the Science Museum of Virginia in September, with nominations due in November. Nomination applications are sent to businesses, associations and universities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Award recipients are introduced to the General Assembly in February, and a black-tie banquet is held in the early Spring.