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Since 1886, the National Academy of Sciences has honored more than 950 individuals in the physical, biological, and social sciences through its awards program.  


2024 Public Welfare Medal Recipient Announced 

The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2024 Public Welfare Medal to molecular biologist and women’s equality advocate Nancy Hopkins for her courageous leadership over three decades to create and ensure equal opportunity for women in science. The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. Read more about Hopkins' work»

2024 Awards Recipients Announced 

The selected recipients for the 2024 awards have been announced. The National Academy of Sciences will honor 20 individuals with awards recognizing their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social, and medical sciences in an Award Ceremony at the 161 NAS Annual Meeting on April 28. To get awards news straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our Connect with Awards newsletter.

NAS Award Recipient Selected as Hagler Fellow

Günter Wagner2018 NAS Award in the Evolution of Earth and Life- Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal recipient, was selected a fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Studies at Texas A&M University.
Learn more about him here»

NAS Award Recipients Elected into NAM and NAE

Previous NAS award recipients have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

NAS Award Recipients Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Previous NAS award recipients continue to achieve outstanding advancements in their fields. Three previous award recipients will be inducted as the National Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

The recipients will be honored at “The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation,” May 8-9.  Learn more about their research here» 

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