Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science


Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science

The Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science is an award presented by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) to individuals who have become “concurrently accomplished as researchers and/or educators, and as widely recognized magnifiers of the public's understanding of science.” The award was first presented in 1993 to astronomer, Carl Sagan (1934–1996), who is also the award's namesake.

Laureates

*1993 Carl Sagan, Laboratory for Planetary Studies, Cornell University
*1994 E. O. Wilson, Curator, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
*1995 National Geographic Society and "National Geographic Magazine": Gilbert Grosvenor and William Allen
*1996 PBS "NOVA" and Paula Apsell
*1997 Bill Nye, "Bill Nye the Science Guy"
*1998 Alan Alda, John Angier, Graham Chedd, PBS "Scientific American Frontiers"
*1999 Richard Harris; Ira Flatow, National Public Radio
*2000 John Rennie, "Scientific American"
*2001 John Noble Wilford, "Science Times, The New York Times"
*2002 Philip G. Zimbardo, PBS "Discovering Psychology"
*2003 "Island Press"
*2004 "Popular Science"
*2005 Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, creators of Numb3rs
*2006 "Court TV"
*2007 Ken Weiss, Usha McFarling, Los Angeles Times

External links

[http://cssp.us/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=47 Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science]


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