Mark your calendars for May 8. To recognize scientific work of merit and distinction, the Washington Academy of Sciences gives awards annually to scientists, engineers, and teachers who work in the greater Washington D.C. area. This year on May 8 the Academy will present eight awards at their annual awards banquet. The banquet will be held at The Sphinx Club, 1315 K St, NW at 5:30 PM. While we have honored these scientists over the decades, we equally have been honored by our association with them. Please join us!
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The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated in 1898 as an affiliation of eight Washington D.C. area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of the new Academy was to encourage the advancement of science and “to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science.” That purpose guided the Academy throughout its first 100 years and will continue to be our guide through the coming century.