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Krauss honored by National Science Board

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NCSE is delighted to congratulate Lawrence Krauss for receiving the National Science Board's 2012 Public Service Award. "Lawrence Krauss'[s] broad public outreach bridges science and popular culture through various media and intellectual pursuits, and we are proud to name him as the recipient of the 2012 NSB Public Service Award presented to an individual," said the NSB chair's Ray Bowen in a March 28, 2012, press release.

Krauss is the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and physics director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of nine books, including The Physics of Star Trek, Beyond Star Trek, Quintessence, Quantum Man, and, most recently, A Universe for Nothing. He also received NCSE's Friend of Darwin award in recognition of his efforts to uphold the integrity of science education in Ohio and nationally.

The NSB Public Service Award honors individuals and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the award in 2002; the citation read, "For her promotion of public understanding of the importance of science, the scientific method, and science education and the role of evolution in science education."