NCSE's Kevin Padian to receive Sagan Prize

Kevin Padian has been awarded the 2003 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization for his contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of science.

The Sagan Prize is given annually by Wonderfest, a five-year-old organization of scientists, educators, and journalists that produces major conferences for the general public on controversies and advances in science, to a San Francisco Bay Area researcher who brings scientific discoveries and insights to the attention of the general public.

In addition to serving as President of NCSE's Board of Directors, Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California at Berkeley and also Curator of Paleontology at the University of California’s Museum of Paleontology.

The 2003 Sagan Prize, which carries a $5000 cash award with it, will be presented to Padian on November 1. (Those in the Bay Area may wish to attend the presentation ceremony at 8:00 p.m. in Pimentel Hall on the University of California at Berkeley campus.)

Congratulations from all of us at NCSE!