PLANT BIOLOGIST RECEIVES FIRST SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN AWARD
She is part of the Scientific American 50, the noted magazine’s first list recognizing contributions from the past year to science and technology. One leader is chosen from each of 12 categories, which range from agriculture to computing to transportation.
Snow received the award for her work on genetically modified crops, especially on how genetic traits in crops could be unintentionally transferred to related weedy species.
The new award includes individuals, teams, companies and other organizations whose accomplishments during the previous year demonstrate that they influence how society puts innovations to good use, said John Rennie, editor-in-chief of Scientific American. The winners were selected by the magazine’s Board of Editors, and notified by letter.
The list makes its debut in the magazine’s December issue, available on newsstands Nov. 18. The complete list of winners is also online at http://www.sciam.com.
Contact: Allison Snow, 614-292-3445; Snow.firstname.lastname@example.org