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Board-approved Awards List

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is proud to present a historic list of distinguished recipients of the AAAS Board-approved awards. Collectively, these awards recognize scientists, engineers, authors, and public servants for significant contributions to science and the public’s understanding of science.

The Board-approved awards include the:

For general information on submitting an award nomination, please refer to this page.

Should you have any questions about this historic list, please email: awards@aaas.org

Name Sort descending Award Year Awarded Citation Status Year Status Changed
Aamodt, Sandra AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2009

recognized for "Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life" in the Young Adult Science Book Section

Abdu, Brook AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2021
Abumrad, Jad AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2009
Abutaleb, Yasmeen AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2017
Acaster, Lara AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2005
Adams, Mark AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 2000

for the review “The Genome Sequence of Drosophilia melanogaster,” published in Science 24 March 2000, pp. 2185-2195

Affourtit, Jason AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 2010

for the research article “A Draft Sequence of the Neandertal Genome,” published in Science 7 May 2010, pp. 653-776

Agogino, Alice 2012

honored for her efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in mechanical engineering

Agrawal, Roma AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2019

recognized for "Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures" in the Young Adult Science Book section

Ahearn, Ashley AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2013
Ahrens, Thomas AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 1984

for the report "Densities of liquid silicates at high pressures," published in Science 30 November 1984, pp. 1071-1074

Akpan, Nsikan AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2016
al., Donald AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 1970
Alberts, Bruce AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize 2014

recognized for advancing science in society through his "exemplary leadership and creativity in science and technology for the national welfare," for "inspiring young people to pursue distinguished careers in the sciences," and for "opening new frontiers in education and public policy."

Albertson, Donna AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 2013

for the research article "The Connectome of a Decision-Making Neural Network," published in Science 27 July 2012 pp. 437-444

Alda, Alan AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2010
Alexander, Tom AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 1968
Alexander, Tom AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 1970
Alexander, Richard AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 1961

for the paper "The Role of Behavioral Study in Cricket Classification.”

Alexander, George AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 1974
Alfriend, Kyle AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy 2005

These dedicated scientists are honored for their determination to transcend numerous limitations to collaboration, and their pioneering work advancing state-of-the-art space surveillance in the United States and Russia for the benefits of the worldwide astrodynamics community and the safety of human activity in space

Alkan, Can AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 2010

for the research article “A Draft Sequence of the Neandertal Genome,” published in Science 7 May 2010, pp. 653-776

Allen, David AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2022
Alley, Richard AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science 2012

recognized for his decades-long, broadbased and exceptionally effective efforts communicating the best of climate science to excite the interest of the general public and policymakers

Alpert, Daniel AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 1954

for the paper "Experiments at Very Low Pressures.”

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