Sunday, May 8, 2016

Recognizing Science Communication

Actor, director, writer, and science communicator Alan Alda in his MASH days

Science can be confusing. It’s great to see science communication being recognized as a public welfare.

From the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science:
The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2016 Public Welfare Medal to actor, director, writer, and science communicator Alan Alda in recognition of his "extraordinary application of the skills honed as an actor to communicating science on television and stage, and by teaching scientists innovative techniques that allow them to tell their stories to the public." 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.”

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