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Bernard Winograd, a member of NCSE's board of directors, died on March 1, 2014, at the age of 63.
NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on media outreach: the panelists will discuss their own experiences, and share advice and resources to help citizens like you plan for media outreach and be effective spokespeople for science.
NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Inquiry and Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in October 2013.
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement (Springer 2013), edited by Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, and Gwynne S. Rife. The excerpt consists of the entirety of "Infusing Climate and Energy Throughout the Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities," by NCSE's Minda Berbeco and Mark McCaffrey.
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.
With the recent debate between Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis attracting as many as three million viewers, it is likely that interest in creationism/evolution debates will skyrocket. Writing in The Scientist (February 7, 2014), NCSE's Ann Reid and Glenn Branch warn that "formal oral debates between scientists and creationists are by and large counterproductive — at least if the goal is to improve the public's understanding of evolution and the nature of science, and to increase the level of support for the teaching of evolution uncompromised by religious dogma."
NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of Francisco J. Ayala, a distinguished evolutionary geneticist at the University of California, Irvine, to its board of directors.
NCSE's incoming executive director Ann Reid began her new job on January 6, 2014, succeeding the outgoing executive director Eugenie C. Scott.