Press Release

Call for nominations for the National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award

By SpaceRef Editor
March 30, 2004
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The National Space Grant Distinguished Service Award
was established to recognize an individual whose
accomplishments are national or international in scope.
The accomplishments should be in any field of science,
engineering, or education as related or applied to
scientific, aeronautic, aviation, or space endeavors.

The inaugural award was presented in March 2003 to
former Senator and Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd M.
Bentsen for his visionary work in creating the National
Space Grant College and Fellowship Act. The second
award was presented to Dr. James Van Allen for his
exceptional contributions, post-retirement, to science and
the education of youth as a mentor and life-long learner.
Future awardees should have similarly exceptional Award by Artist Josh Simpson
accomplishments that are clearly beyond the scope of their regular employment functions.

Nominations are accepted from all sources, including self-nominations. When submitting a
nomination, the following information should be included:

  • Name of the nominee
  • Contact information for the nominee
  • Contact information for the individual submitting the nomination
  • An explanation of the justification for the nomination, including how the nominee has made a significant impact in the areas of interest, evidence that the impact has been national or international in scope, and the time period over which the nominee has been actively engaged in the work.

Materials may be submitted in hard or electronic copy and should be sent by 1 September 2004

Dr. William J. Byrd, President

National Space Grant Foundation

2271 Howe Hall, Room 2363

Ames, IA 50011-2271

515-294-3361 fax

Current Space Grant Directors, elected officials, and NASA or Space Grant Foundation
employees are not eligible for this award.

SpaceRef staff editor.