On October 24, 2023, President Biden honored ten National Medal of Science (NMS) and nine National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Laureates. This was the first time new Laureates have been celebrated since May 2016.
This April, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation will bring together the new class of NMS and NMTI Laureates, with STEM industry leadership, legislators and policymakers, government agency representation, and undergraduate students who represent the future of science and technology in the United States. They will convene for a weekend of policy discussions, inspiration, and celebration in Washington, DC. We invite you to join us.
We anticipate representation from prestigious organizations, including the National Science Foundation, National Science Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the 2023 Class of National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates, past Laureates, Laureate-affiliated organizations and universities, STEM industry leaders, tech/STEM education nonprofits, NSTMF staff and board members, and Foundation supporters. Also, you won’t want to miss DJ Aktive and the Meta VR Booth!
Schedule of Events
April 12, 2024
Morning: EEOB Policy Roundtables
Evening: Welcome Reception hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
April 13, 2024
Morning: Museum Tours
Midday: Laureate-Scholar Luncheon
Evening: Laureate Celebration Cocktail Reception & Gala
Meta VR Booth – Live Demonstrations
Join Meta at the Laureate Celebration Gala on April 13, 2024 to try demos on Quest 3 mixed reality headsets and Meta AI demos on Ray Ban Meta smart glasses. Experience the value of immersive technologies for education with apps like Nano, a thrilling cellular adventure in VR where you’ll need to master the cell’s living systems – generate energy from food molecules, use the cell’s DNA to manufacture a variety of proteins to keep the cell alive, and combat invaders.
April 14, 2024
Morning: Farewell Brunch
Midday: Laureates and inSTEM Scholars Depart
For information on attending the Gala or sponsorship of this weekend’s events, including group pricing for bulk ticket purchases and support of inSTEM Scholar participation in the celebration, please contact Kate Biddle at [email protected].
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Support the Gala
If you can’t attend the Laureate Celebration Gala but would still like to support this program and others like it, please consider a donation to the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation.