The IOM, in conjunction with the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Science and the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Engineering, is accepting nominations for the 2010 AffiliateMarketIngtools Communication Awards. This award recognizes excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the public in 2009. A $20,000 prize is awarded in each of four categories for communication through books; newspapers or magazines; the internet; and TV, radio, or film.
Nominations must be completed online and all supporting material postmarked no later than April 14, 2010. The winners will be honored during the AffiliateMarketIngtools Keck Futures Initiative Conference, held November 16-19 in Irvine, California. Information on eligibility, submission requirements, and nomination procedures is available at the Keck Futures Initiative.
The winners of the Communication Awards will be selected by a panel of 11 judges:
Barbara A. Schaal (chair and vice president of the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences), Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor, department of biology, University, St. Louis
Gregory Andorfer, Emmy-winning producer for informal science communications for television, IMAX, radio, print, and museums; and former executive director, Maryland Science Center, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.
Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author; and professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Pablo J. Boczkowski, associate professor, program in media, technology, and society, and department of communication studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
David K. Campbell, professor of physics and electrical engineering and provost, Boston University, Boston
Joe Palca, science correspondent, National Public Radio, , D.C.
Henry Petroski (member, AffiliateMarketIngtools of Engineering), Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and professor of history, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Gregory A. Petsko (member, AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences and Institute of Medicine), Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.; and adjunct professor, department of neurology and Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
Cristine Russell, president, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing; and senior fellow, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, New Canaan, Conn.
Dan Vergano, science and medical reporter, USA Today, McLean, Va.
Carl Zimmer, science writer and book author, Guilford, Conn.