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The Department of Energy invites nominations for the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Enrico Fermi Awards are being accepted until June 15, 2015.

Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award

The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award is bestowed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy to mid-career scientists and engineers in recognition of exceptional scientific, technical, and/or engineering achievements related to the broad missions of the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs. The Lawrence Award is administered by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Award consists of a citation signed by the Secretary of Energy, a gold-plated medal, and a $20,000 honorarium. An award is given in each of the following eight categories: Atomic, Molecular, and Chemical Sciences, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computer, Information, and Knowledge Sciences, Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences, Energy Science and Innovation, Fusion and Plasma Sciences, High Energy Physics, National Security and Nonproliferation, and Nuclear Physics. The outcome of the 2014 Lawrence Awards is anticipated to be announced soon. We encourage the nomination of a diverse pool of candidates.

The Lawrence Award’s webpage describes the nomination guidelines and processes. All nominations are made via an electronic submission process at http://www.orau.gov/lawrence. Questions related to the Lawrence Award may be addressed to Dr. James H. Glownia; 301-903-2411).

Enrico Fermi Award

The Enrico Fermi Award is one of the longest running and most prestigious science and technology awards given by the US Government. The award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements that are particularly distinguished and demonstrate scientific, technical, management or policy leadership that are related to all basic and applied research, science, and technology supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs. First conferred in 1956, the Fermi Award has since recognized some of this country’s most brilliant, productive, and accomplished scientists, engineers, science policymakers, and scientific leaders. It is in this spirit of inspiration and dedication that the Fermi Award continues to be given today. The Award consists of a citation signed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy, a gold-plated medal, and a $50,000 honorarium. The award is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The outcome of the 2014 Fermi Award is anticipated to be announced soon. We encourage the nomination of a diverse pool of candidates.

The Fermi Award’s webpage describes the nomination guidelines and award processes. All nominations are made via an electronic submission process at http://www.orau.gov/fermi. Questions related to the Fermi Award may be addressed to Dr. James H. Glownia; 301-903-2411).

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