Special events and notices
Gould Award lecture: Eugenie C. Scott
SSE is proud to present its first Gould Award for Public Outreach to Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. The Gould Award, named in memory of paleontologist and popular science writer Stephen Jay Gould, recognizes outstanding work in communicating the insights, applications, and importance of evolutionary biology to the general public.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Scott has been a leading advocate for science education and scientific literacy, and, as Executive Director of NCSE, is at the forefront of legal action and poltical advocacy in opposition to the teaching of all forms of creationism in public school science classes. She is the author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction (now in its second edition) and editor (with Glenn Branch) of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools.
As the first recipient of the Gould Award, Dr. Scott will present a public lecture, titled "The Public Understanding of Evolution and the KISS Principle," on the opening night of the Evolution 2009 meetings, 12 June, 2009, at 8pm. The lecture is available as online streaming video (Real Player format) here.
Photo Contest and Pedagogy
Call for evolutionary photos
Members of ASN, SSB, and SSE: Please submit your photos of anything with an evolution theme to be shown at the annual joint meeting of our societies in Moscow, Idaho. Photos will be judged at the All-Society banquet and cash awards of 100, 50, and 25 US dollars or equivalent will be given to the top three entrants. The photos may be shown on the SSE web site. You do not need to attend the meeting or banquet, but you do need to be a member of one of the three societies.
Please submit one photo as a power point slide with a figure legend of 2-3 lines written in black, 24-pt Ariel (or similar sans-serif font). Legend should begin with your name followed by a colon, e.g., "Alice Smith:" The legend must be in black font in a white text box below the figure, or it will not be considered.
Please submit electronically by noon (eastern time) Monday 8 June to Charles B. Fenster, EVP SSE: firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject header: Photo for Joint Meeting. In the text of your e-mail please indicate your society affiliation.
Society members are invited to submit an exercise or lecture aid that you use for a large lecture class to facilitate the explanation of an evolutionary concept or phenomenon, e.g., more clever than using dice to demonstrate probabilities, coin tossing to explain drift, a cryptically colored creature to demonstrate camouflage.
Please provide a power point slide to illustrate your teaching aid. Depending on time and entry number, contributions will be noted at the banquet. You do not need to attend the meeting or banquet, but you do need to be a member of one of the three societies. Following review, all entries will be listed on the web site and contributors will be acknowledged.
Please submit electronically by noon (eastern time) on Monday 8 June to Charles B. Fenster, EVP SSE: email@example.com, with subject header: Pedagogy Joint Meeting. In the text of your e-mail please indicate your society affiliation.