George Washington Carver Award Nomination Form-2009
1. George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology Nomination Form
Nominations are due to BIO by submitting this electronic form by COB May 11, 2009.
The George Washington Carver Award will be given to the winner during the 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing July 19-22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals in the field of industrial biotechnology and its application in biological engineering, environmental science, biorefining and biobased products. This award will emphasize the important goal of using biotech innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal in the private sector, government or academia, this award will serve as a lasting memorial to the original vision of George Washington Carver who, over a century ago, pioneered the creation and commercialization of sustainable biobased products and materials and energy derived from renewable agricultural feedstocks.
Just as George Washington Carver exhibited vision, creativity and persistence, nominees should exhibit traits of innovation and pioneering efforts in the field of industrial biotechnology and related areas. Those submitting nominations should single out living individuals who have demonstrated significant and innovative accomplishments that have employed industrial biotechnology to facilitate the advancement of a biobased economy and industrial sustainability. Written nominations should highlight contributions of the nominee to the important goal of using biotechnology innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains. In addition, examples of the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit of the nominee should be articulated.