Thursday, September 16, 2010

Canadian Astronomer Wins Communication Award

Communicating science to the public is part of the job of being a scientist, especially if that scientist is being funded by taxpayer dollars. Now not all scientists can (or in some cases, should) be talking with the public, but it is important to recognize those who do publicize science, and in particular those who do it well.

Professor Doug Welch of McMaster University has been awarded the 2010 of the McNeil Medal for science communication and promotion by the Royal Society of Canada. This medal is awarded to a person who has demonstrated outstanding ability to promote and communicate science to students and the public within Canada.

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1 comment:

SciDomer said...

Just a note that the McNeil Medal is awarded by the Royal Society of Canada, not the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.