Gold Medal Awards & Membership Social 2016

DSCN6217Each fall, the Society invites members to attend a free get-together that features catered food and a cash bar social hour that serves as a prelude to the presentation by the Society’s Gold Medal Honoree.  This award, established in 2004, is annually bestowed by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary.

This year’s nominee honoree is Dr. Henry Neal Williams, professor in the School of the Environment at Florida A&M University. He is considered the leading authority on predatory bacteria. Currently, he is focusing on their use as an antibiotic agent to fight human bacteria pathogens. Dr. Edouard Jurkevitch at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has written that “you cannot discuss (these) organisms without mentioning the work of Henry Williams.” Dr. Williams has received many honors and has held prestigious positions in science, including serving on the advisory boards of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at the University of Southern California; the Florida Center of Ocean Science Education Excellence, to name a few. Most recently, he has been appointed by the American Society for Microbiology as a Distinguished Lecturer to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

His presentation for the evening of the Award Ceremony is entitled “Hunting the World’s Smallest Hunters, the Bdellovibrionales: A 30-Year Odyssey.”

The Gold Medal Award Ceremony and Membership Social are for Tallahassee Scientific Society Members and their guests only and reservations to attend must be obtained.  Please click here to make your reservations on Eventbrite.

For a complete list of the Society’s Gold Medalists – “The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal Winners” click here.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – View Calendar


Challenger Learning Center – 200 South Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 – View Map