Friday, March 8, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today commended the works of Oklahoma’s most accomplished scientists, engineers and medical professionals, who will be honored tonight at an event to be held in Tulsa with the members of the National Academies.
This event coincides with the 150th anniversary of the National Academies, which is a private, nonprofit institution that offers expert advice to congress on a wide-range of scientific, engineering and medical issues.
“I would like to congratulate the National Academies on celebrating its 150th anniversary,” Fallin said. “I appreciate everything the Oklahoma delegation to the National Academies does for the state and nation. Their members are providing expert advice on some of the biggest scientific, engineering and medical challenges facing the nation and even the world.”
The event will be held in Tulsa Community College’s Center for Creativity, 909 South Boston Avenue, in Tulsa. A reception will start at 6 p.m., and the National Academy member panel discussions will start at 6:30 p.m.
There are 14 members of the National Academies in Oklahoma; the following members will join the panel tonight.
• Dr. Kenneth A. Blenkarn, National Academy of Engineering
• Dr. James P. Brill, National Academy of Engineering
• Dr. John M. Campbell, Sr., National Academy of Engineering
• Dr. James Mold, Institute of Medicine
• Dr. Dusan S. Zrnic, National Academy of Engineering
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Dr. Michael Ming said he expects the celebration and recognition of major scientific contributors in the NAS, NAE and IOM will inspire youth to become Oklahoma scientists and raise awareness about the importance of work in these fields.
Event organizer and 2012 Chemist of the Year, Dr. Donna Nelson said, “Oklahoma’s National Academy members’ panel will provide a platform for Oklahoma’s national academy members to discuss their thoughts and insight on their own research as well as the status of science education and research in the state of Oklahoma.”
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For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Donna Nelson at (617)290-0158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.