Peg Kay Retires
At the Washington Academy of Sciences Awards Banquet in May, 2012, Peg Kay was awarded with an engraved silver plate and celebrated for her 25 years of dedicated service as President and later as Executive Director of the Academy. She organized five biennial Capital Science conferences, nine annual Awards ceremonies, and managed much of the ongoing work of the Academy. As the Academy now shifts to an all-volunteer status, we will no doubt increasingly miss her talents and leadership.
From 1987 to 2011, Peg Kay was President of Vertech, Inc. a telecommunications consulting company. Earlier, she was Chief of Program Development for the Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology at the National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology). Peg Kay has been the recipient of a number of awards. While at the Institute of Computer Sciences and Technology, she received the Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer and a U.S. Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellowship; she earned the Broadcast Industry Silver Anniversary Broadcast Preceptor Award for work done when she was a research associate at the Cable Television Information Center/Urban Institute; she was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Office of Telecommunications Policy/Executive Office of the President. The contributions of the Kays to the Academy continue. In memory of her husband of 50 years, after his death in 2005 she established the Irvin W. Kay Memorial Fund for Science Education. Peg Kay is the co-author of a textbook on public management, Government Oversight and Evaluability Assessment, which she has made available at no cost. She recently published her first mystery novel, Me Tarzan, You Dead. She has dedicated all the royalties from book sales to the Academy, so please order a copy from Amazon.