The Delaware Valley Science Council Interviews Committee completed interviews of the 26 finalists in this year’s program on November 7 and 14 virtually via Zoom, and our 29 interviewers were impressed with the quality of this year’s finalists. This remote approach, given the pandemic, was a new one, but 2020 has upended many norms, including our traditional in-person interviews.
The Council and Awards Committee have completed ranking the 26 finalists but is still in the process of determining awards amounts based on the funds available for this purpose. These are provided by area professional societies and supporting companies, and the pandemic has obviously impacted budgets and budget approvals. It will likely be after the new year that we announce the awards results. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe.