Recognized for its contributions to Utah’s advanced scientific and technological knowledge, STEM education, and industry.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 14, 2016 – Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) agency and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), honored yesterday the 2015 winners of the Governor’s Medals for Excellence in Science and Technology.
The Governor’s Medals for Excellence in Science and Technology are awarded to individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to Utah’s advanced scientific and technological knowledge, education and industry.
In an earlier release Governor Herbert stated, “Access to science and technology resources statewide benefits not only the quality of STEM education for our students, but also the quality of life for Utahns. I am pleased to recognize these education and industry leaders, who have helped put Utah on the map in life science, engineering and information technology.”
The only company honored at the event, Nelson Laboratories, Inc., was recognized as a major employer in Utah’s life sciences industry that has also made generous contributions in support of classroom instruction, resources, and time to build and grow Utah’s STEM education.
“As one of the largest microbiology labs in the U.S., Nelson Labs needs tomorrow’s bright young minds, and is committed to the task of equipping today’s youth with the tools and resources necessary to excel in the technology-centric job market of the future. That’s why Nelson Laboratories is a proud supporter of Utah’s STEM education,” said Jeffery Nelson, President and CEO of Nelson Laboratories. “This is a great honor for the company and our wonderful team. I’m proud to be leading such a capable and generous team.” Mr. Nelson also serves as the chairman of the STEM Action Center board.
The Governor’s Medal award program was initiated in 1987 and nominations are reviewed by an advisory panel before formally presenting winners.
About Nelson Laboratories: Established in 1985, Nelson Laboratories is a leading provider of microbiological testing and consulting services for MedTech companies. We know that every test matters and requires solutions that improve patient outcomes and minimize client risk. We call it “The Science of Success®.” It means working with clients to solve complex problems, providing precise test results, and delivering value through superior testing solutions and service to ensure the safety and efficacy of every product. Learn more at www.nelsonlabs.com.