To qualify, an innovation must meet these criteria:

  1. It must be, or at least be the result of, a discrete and defined idea.
  2. Whoever came up with the innovation must be substantially connected to Vassar.
  3. It must be demonstrably innovative - new.

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1: who's your innovator?


(Scientist, Athlete, Entrepreneur, etc)

For what innovations is the nominee best known?

Date of birth:

Date of death (if applicable):

Vassar affiliation: (class year, faculty title, etc.)

2: ...and you are?

Nomination submitted by:

Title/occupation of submitter:

Address of submitter:

Day phone:



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3: the important stuff

Biographical Information: Please provide biographical information on the nominee, including education / training, professional work / work history, major accomplishments, and honors and awards.

Innovation: Please describe the innovation in full detail - when, where, what, how, and why.

Significance: Present evidence that the nominee's innovation had a significant impact and/or enduring value. What changed as a result of this innovation?

Sources: Please provide complete citations of sources of information (reference books, periodicals, oral histories, web sites, etc.).