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CSSP Speaker receives NAS Public Welfare Medal

Distinguished science and political communication scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson will receive the 2020 NAS Public Welfare Medal for her “non-partisan crusade to ensure the integrity of facts in public discourse and development of the science of scientific communication to promote public understanding of complex issues.”  The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good.

Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and program director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.  She is a pioneer in the development of science communication as an academic field and has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 100 book chapters and articles on science communication, the media, and politics and presidential campaigns. Jamieson is also the co-founder of the award-winning website FactCheck.org and its subsidiary, SciCheck, a resource for fact checking science-based claims.

Read more at the National Academy of Sciences.

CSSP Presents Educational Research Award

Dr. Malcolm Butler presented the CSSP Educational Research Award for outstanding achievement in educational research that improved children’s learning and understanding  to Dr. Vincente Talanquer at the 2019 Winter Leadership Workshop on December 7, 2019.

 

CSSP Presents Support of Science Award

Dr. David Baltensperger presented the Support of Science Award to Senator Susan Collins in honor of her outstanding and dedicated support of US science, free scientific communication, and support of basic research on December 10, 2019 at the 2019 Winter Leadership Workshop.

 

John A. Downing Named 2019 AAAS Fellow

University of Minnesota Sea Grant Director (and CSSP member) John A. Downing has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.

Read more at https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/uom-uom112519.php