Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) awards presented by the Maryland Academy of Sciences, the parent body of the Maryland Science Center. These prestigious honors recognize and celebrate extraordinary scientific contributions by Maryland residents 35 years of age and under. Nominations are encouraged of young scientists and engineers working in corporations, public or private institutions or agencies, and academic research institutions.
Nominations for the awards are due March 14, 2011. Complete eligibility requirements and nomination forms are available under the programs section of the Maryland Science Center’s website.
The awards encourage the important work of young scientists and engineers in Maryland, and increase public awareness of their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Award recipients are selected by an expert panel of judges made up of members of the Academy’s Scientific Council, the advisory group providing expertise and content review to the institution, and non-member experts. Each awardee receives a cash prize of $2,500, and, respectively, the Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Medal to the Outstanding Young Scientist, and the Allan C. Davis Medal to the Outstanding Young Engineer.