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Face August Deadline
Each year, AAAS and Science recognize scientists, engineers, journalists and public servants for contributing to the public understanding of science and to scientific progress.
A deadline of 1 August looms for nominations for most of the AAAS awards, including the Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, which honors either a public servant or a scientist or engineer for their "exceptional contributions;" the Award for International Scientific Cooperation; and the AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology. The AAAS Science Journalism Awards entries are also due on 1 August. The deadline for nominations for the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement is 31 July.
More information is available on the following URL: www.aaas.org/about/awards.
Below is a list of the AAAS and/or Science awards, and an explanation of the qualities the awards recognize. Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for nominations is 1 August 2003.
The AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science & Technology
The AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science & Technology, established in 1987, recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the "popularization of science." A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque and other honors are bestowed upon winners of the AAAS award.
AAAS Science Journalism Awards
Sponsored by The Whitaker Foundation, the AAAS Science Journalism Awards program, informally known as the "AAAS pinnacle of excellence prize," represents the ultimate achievement in the field of science reporting. Six reporters will be named to receive AAAS Science Journalism Awards, recognizing exemplary communications efforts, completed between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003, on behalf of large and small newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online media outlets.
AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award
The AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award, which includes a $5,000 monetary prize, honors individuals whose careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. Educators who have earned the AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award in years past were recognized for their work with students who are women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, Hispanic American men; and people with disabilities. (Deadline: 31 July 2003)
AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
The AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award is presented annually to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation
The AAAS Award for International Scientific Cooperation recognizes exemplary efforts to promote science and engineering advances across national boundaries.
AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize
The AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson honors a public servant for exceptional contributions to advancing science, or a scientist or engineer for a distinguished career of scientific achievement and service to the community.
AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by Affymetrix
The Association's oldest award, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by Affymetrix, is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles, Reports, or Reviews sections of Science.
A list of the 2002 award winners is available at www.aaas.org/about/awards/Winners.shtml.
15 July 2003