Dr. Gary Booth Receives William E. Bennett Award
The Bennett Award will hold Dr. Booth’s contributions to students and education up as an inspiration to others
The College of Life Sciences is pleased to announce that the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) has selected Dr. Gary Booth as the recipient of the 2014 individual William E. Bennett Award for his contributions to citizen science.
Dr. Booth, according to the NCSCE, has been a distinguished, long-time, unflagging, unfailing, and imaginative contributor to the SENCER community. The Bennett Award will hold Dr. Booth’s contributions to students and education up as an inspiration to others.
The William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science was established by NCSCE and named in honor of its first recipient for his lifetime contributions to citizen science. The first award was presented to its namesake at a ceremony on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2009. The William E. Bennett Award is awarded annually to an individual and a team whose SENCER and other related activities have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions to citizen science.
The 2014 awards will be announced during this year’s SENCER Summer Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. The award recipients will also be recognized during the Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session.