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The Academy is an independent science organization, supported entirely through community contributions, and the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years.
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Awarded in 1998 with the Innovation Award - which recognizes a scientist or engineer under age 40 who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering or technology - Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., has more than lived up to our expectations. He was elected to National Academy of Sciences last year for his remarkable contributions to science. This year we are proud to present him with the Fellows Award, which recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science.
Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D., is the Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The Fellows Award will be presented as part of our 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday evening at the Chase Park Plaza, where Hultgren and our other 2012 awardees will receive their awards.
Michael W. Friedlander, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Ten WUSTL faculty to receive Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards, Beth Miller and Diana Lutz.)
The Science Educator Award is part of our Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. It recognizes a distinguished individual or organization on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering, or technology.
Friedlander will be presented with his award on Thursday evening at our 18th Annual Awards Dinner - for more information, click here.
On Thursday, April 19, the Director of WUSTL’s Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, Dr. Gordon will receive the Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career of service in science and medicine. Gordon has an international reputation (Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests; ScienceDaily) and has been published in peer-reviewed publications hundreds of times (The Gordon Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis). Gordon is recognized for his leadership in “establishing the field of human microbiome research.”
Dr. Gordon will receive his award at the Academy’s 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Find out more here.
The Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Academy of Science – St. Louis in its mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of science, engineering, and technology.
Dr. Purkerson will receive her award at the 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner in less than two weeks.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, at our 18th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner, the Academy will present its first interdisciplinary, collaborative award. The George Engelmann Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Award,added this year, recognizes outstanding achievement in science, engineering, or technology that results from collaboration among two and/or more individuals across disciplinary or institutional boundaries.
The award was created in 2012, because the remarkable achievements of three individuals warranted commendation. The Academy is proud to present the first George Engelmann Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Award to long-time collaborators and co-workers: Dr. Timothy Ley, Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., and Richard Wilson, Ph.D.
Ley, Mardis, and Wilson are Senior Staff at the Genome Institute at Washington University, where Richard Wilson is Director, Elaine Mardis is Co-Director, and Dr. Ley is an Associate Director. Together - and individually - they represent an incredible wealth of talent, experience, and scientific achievement.
The James S. McDonnell Foundation contributes to the “generation of new knowledge through its support of research and scholarship.” The Foundation awards millions of dollars in research grants each year.
The Science Leadership Award recognizes a distinguished individual — not necessarily a scientist — or organization that has played an important leadership role in the development of science and scientists in the St. Louis region.
The James S. McDonnell Foundation will be presented with its award at the Academy’s 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Find out more here.