The John and Mary Lou Pojeta Award was established by the PS to recognize exceptional professional or public service by individuals or groups in the field of paleontology above and beyond that of existing formal roles and responsibilities. This year, the Pojeta Award Committee includes: Patricia Kelley (UNC-Wilmington), Susan Kidwell (University of Chicago), Caroline Strömberg (University of Washington), and me. This year’s recipient is Dr. Eugenie Scott, former Director of the National Center for Science Education.

Genie has been a tireless advocate for important science topics in society, particularly the teaching of evolution. She has been the recipient of many...

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