2017 Eisteddfod Science and Technology Medal

14 November 2016

Do you know anyone who has made an important contribution to science and technology through the medium of Welsh?  

Are you aware of someone who has inspired others to become a scientist, or have you come across an individual who has been pivotal in the success of a scientific or technology-based project?

If so, why not nominate them for the National Eisteddfod’s Science and Technology Medal?  The Medal, presented annually, is a chance to recognise and celebrate an individual’s contribution to science and technology through the medium of Welsh.

It’s also an opportunity to raise the profile and awareness of the excellent work undertaken in Wales, showcasing the work and contribution of individuals who have done so much in promoting STEM subjects across the country, as well as those working in industry.

Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, said, “The Science and Technology Medal has been an important honour since 2004, and some of Wales’ most notable scientists have received the medal during this time.  It is important that we have an opportunity to recognise those who have been so active in the field, and the Medal is an excellent way to do this.

“The closing date is 31 January, and I very much hope to see lots of scientists of all ages and from all backgrounds nominated for their work promoting science and technology through the medium of Welsh.

“Science and Technology has been an integral part of the National Eisteddfod’s work for over forty years, and the Science and Technology Pavilion has developed hugely over the years.”

The name of the winner of the Medal is announced in April and s/he will be honoured at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage during Eisteddfod week.

The nomination form is available to download from the website, and for the first time, nominations can also be completed online, https://eisteddfod.cymru/medal-wyddoniaeth.

 

The Anglesey National Eisteddfod is held on the outskirts of Bodedern from 4-12 August.  For more information go to www.eisteddfod.wales