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Solicitation for Faculty Nomination for National Medals

As a part of Texas Tech's drive to increase opportunities for recognition of distinguished faculty and increase the national and international visibility of Texas Tech University, we have developed a system to prepare TTU faculty nominations for prestigious awards. This effort will contribute to TTU’s goals of achieving Tier One status and exemplifying AAU-like characteristics.

Foremost among major awards are the National Medal of Science, and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, described at their respective websites as:

National Medals of Science are awarded by the President of the United States to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding cumulative contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral or social sciences, in service to the Nation.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators.

These medals are highly selective prizes (at a level of National Academy membership and the Nobel Prize), conferred on exceptional individuals of extraordinary achievements. We believe that we have among our faculty some who are deserving of these recognitions, and we are keen to facilitate their nominations.

Therefore, you are invited to consider nominating your TTU colleagues, as well as yourself, for these awards. All nominations should be sent to the President’s Office via proposals.vpr@ttu.edu, and should include the nominee’s name, contact information, and a brief justification for the nomination.

Please submit nominations by September 8 for the National Medal of Science and by February 15 for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.