For years, the Rome Academy of Sciences has maintained the Rome Science Hall of Fame as a way to recognize and honor those persons, past and present, who have contributed substantial achievements in the areas of science and to honor their achievements by entering their names into the “Rome Science Hall of Fame”. The science areas under consideration are: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Physics, Space Sciences and Zoology.
This recognition will be in two parts.
- Upcoming Science Achievement. Given to graduating high school seniors from RFA who have shown exceptional attributes towards the sciences.
- Lifetime Achievement. Given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the fields of science over a distinguished career.
Nomination Criteria: In order for an individual to be nominated to the City of Rome “Science Hall of Fame,” that individual must either have been from the City of Rome or have lived in this area to be considered “hometown” and commonly associated with Rome by the general public.
a. The “Upcoming Science Achievement” category is bestowed upon graduating seniors from RFA who have achieved at least a 95% GPA in the sciences and at least a 90% overall GPA. Students must have attended at least two years in a local high school.
b. The “Lifetime Achievement” category is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the fields of science over a distinguished career. Anyone from the City of Rome can nominate an individual, providing they meet any of the following criteria:
- Demonstrated outstanding achievement in any of the sciences in college or graduate school;
- Is or was a teacher, mentor, or administrator who has made a significant contribution to the sciences;
- Is an individual who is performing or has performed an unusual or distinguished service in fostering, developing or effectively helping in the furtherment of the sciences.
- Has been a Rome area resident for 10 or more years.
Individuals must also meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Above 62 years of age
- Retired from their primary field for at least 1 year
Nominations are due by May 1, 2020 for consideration in the 2019-2020 year.