Jefferson Awards nominations being sought
Nominations are being sought for the Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation’s 27th annual Thomas Jefferson Awards honoring individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. An award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
Dr. Bruce Latimer, professor of anthropology, anatomy, and cognitive science and director of the Center for Human Originas at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. Dr. Latimer is an internationally recognized expert on the evolution of human locomotion, whose research has helped shape our present understanding of the evolutionary processes that led to the ability of humans to walk upright on two feet. Latimer is among a group of scientists who analyzed the famous 3.2 million-year-old "Lucy" fossil skeleton.
Tickets to the event are $15 and can be purchased online or by calling 276-634-4162.
Four awards will be awarded on March 20, 2014 to individuals and corporations for outstanding contributions to natural science and natural science education. Two awards are currently accepting nominations from the public.
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science
Presented to an individual who has consistently made outstanding contributions to natural history. Nomination Form
The Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education
Presented to a Virginia educator who has made significant contributions to natural history or natural science education at any academic level. Nomination Form
The William Barton Rogers Corporate Award
Presented to a corporation that has shown significant support for the natural sciences in Virginia, through contributions to: research, science education, or other relevant programs of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
The Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation
Presented in recognition of significant conservation efforts in Virginia.
For more information about this event, including more information about the nominating process, call 276-634-4163 or email email@example.com.