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Judy Scotchmoor named AAAS Fellow

Judy ScotchmoorCongratulations Judy Scotchmoor, UCMP Assistant Director for Education and Public Programs! Judy was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Judy receives this prestigious award "for leadership in defending teaching of evolution and quality science education through nationally recognized websites on these issues and through leadership of Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science."

The websites, for which Judy is project coordinator, include The Paleontology Portal, Understanding Evolution, and Understanding Science.  She is also a founder of the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS), a grassroots network of science organizations.

Upon learning of her award, Judy exclaimed "This was a huge and wonderful surprise — a real 'Oh WOW!' kind of moment!"

Judy will receive her award in February 2010 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in San Diego.