The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is now accepting nominations for the George Washington Carver Award and the Rosalind Franklin Award, both recognizing leadership in the field of industrial biotechnology. Nominations are being accepted through February 26, 2015, and the recipients will be presented with the awards at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology from July 19-22, 2015, in Montreal. The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) is proud to once again be sponsoring the Women in Biotechnology Reception at the BIO World Congress. The 2014 winner of the George Washington Carver Award was Ellen Kullman of DuPont, and the 2014 winner of the Rosalind Franklin Award was Debbie S. Yaver, Ph.D. of Novozymes. Dr. Yaver recently shared her thoughts on supporting women in chemical fields on the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News website.