The recipients for the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science are:
For Excellence in Scientific Research:
Dr. Carol M. Jantzen: Savannah River National Laboratory
Dr. Hans-Conrad zur Loye: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of South Carolina
For Excellence in Scientific Awareness:
Dr. Bert Ely: Department of Biological Science University of South Carolinaniversity of South Carolina
The South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) was organized in 1924, and in 1927 the Academy affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Publication of the Bulletin of the Academy begin in 1935 and in 1973 the Newsletter was established as a vehicle for communication among members. Beginning in the 1960's, industry and business joined academic institutions in support of the Academy and have helped to set goals to aid and improve the development of science in South Carolina.