The Selection Committee will employ the following criteria in determining the winner of the Connecticut’s Medal of Science:
Primary criterion: The total impact of the candidate’s work on the current state of physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or social and behavioral sciences.
Achievements of an unusually significant nature and their potential effects on the development of scientific thought.
Distinguished service in the general advancement of science and engineering accompanied by substantial contributions to the content of science.
Recognition by peers within the scientific community.
Contributions to innovation and industry.
Influence on education through publications, students, etc.
A significant portion of the candidate’s work must have been performed in, or be associated with, an institution/organization/business located in Connecticut at least in its more mature and developed stage and during which time the
candidate was a citizen of the U.S. or permanent resident who had
applied for citizenship.