Encyclopedia > National Medal of Science

  Article Content

National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science of the United States was established in 1959 by Congress and administered by the National Science Foundation. According to the NSF, the medal honors individuals who have significantly advanced knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The award is judged by a committee of 12 scientists and engineers that reviews nominations. Approximately a dozen awards are given each year.

External links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sans-serif

... Third New International Dictionary traces serif to the Dutch schreef meaning "stroke", and ultimately through German schreiben and Latin scribere, both also meaning "to ...