By Danae Dodge
John Maddox Prize
Nominations are now open for the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. Now in its fifth year, this unique international prize recognizes the work of an individual who promotes sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.
Could you help spread the word and share this with your networks? (#MaddoxPrize on Twitter) And it would be great if you could start thinking about who you might nominate for the award. The deadline for entries is 1st August 2016.
John Maddox was a founding trustee of Sense About Science, and an inspirational figure to many. A passionate and tireless communicator and defender of science, Maddox engaged with difficult debates, inspiring others to do the same.
To nominate someone for the prize or find out more, please visit http://bit.ly/Maddox2016.
Nominations for fifth annual #MaddoxPrize for Standing up for Science now open http://bit.ly/Maddox2016
Who’s promoting sound science in the face of hostility? Nominate them for this year’s #MaddoxPrize http://bit.ly/Maddox2016
Nominate someone for their exceptional work communicating sound science #MaddoxPrize http://bit.ly/Maddox2016
Sense about Science is now in the USA!
Sense About Science is a charity based in the UK but has a sister organisation Sense About Science USA. They have a network for young scientists known as the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) for which there is also an American equivalent: VoYS USA.
Do check out their page as this is a great way for Scientistas to promote science and evidence, bulk up your resume and help raise the profile of other Scientistas.
About the Author
Danae Dodge is the online publisher for the Scientista Foundation and is based on the UK volunteering for a range of other science charities including Sense About Science where she is a member of VoYS and has given talks about Sense About Science. See Bios for a full biography.
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