The Governor's Awards for Excellence in Science.
An award was established in 1985 by the Drug Science Foundation to
honor specifically an individual or team within the state whose
achievements and contributions to science in South Carolina merit
special recognition, to promote wider awareness of the quality and
extent of scientific activity in South Carolina. Since 1989 the award,
named the "Governor's Award for Excellence in Science",
has been under the joint sponsorship of the Governor's office, the
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and the South Carolina
Academy of Science. In 1993 these groups were joined by the Dewees
Development Corporation and Harbor Watch of Charleston. In 2000 Roche
Carolina Inc. and in 2004 MeadWestvaco and Michelin North America joined
in sponsorship of the Governor's Awards. Beginning in 1990 two of
these awards are given annually with one being for scientific discovery
and the other for scientific awareness. The award consists of an
honorarium, and a handsomely framed certificate which is presented to
the recipient at a special awards ceremony held in the Spring, in
conjunction with the South Carolina Academy of Science's annual
meeting. A separate award ceremony is held at the Governor's Office
in honor of the recipients, usually shortly before or after the SCAS annual meeting.
QUALIFICATION FOR THE AWARDS
Candidates should be currently working in South Carolina or have
conducted a substantial portion of their work within the state.
Contributions may be in any area of science, and may be for service to
science through non-formal education in the various media, for exemplary
exposition at the college or university level, or as an acknowledgement
for significant outstanding formal research. The award may be given to
an individual or a team. If the award is made to a team, the honorarium
will be distributed equally.
The chair of the 2005 Award Selection Committee is Don Jordan
University of South Carolina, Columbia. Nominations for the award should
be sent to Dr. Don M. Jordan, Center for Science Education, College of
Science & Math, Sumwalt Room 323, University of South Carolina,
Columbia SC 29208, Email: Jordan@gwm.sc.edu. Deadline for receipt of
nominations is December 15, 2004. An official nomination form is
included in this brochure. Additional forms may be photocopied or
obtained by request.