Each year an individual or individuals will be selected to receive the Paul Shin Award in recognition of dedication to communicating science to the public, whether in person, in print or online, or a combination.
- The award recognizes “unsung heroes” who have demonstrated commitment and passion in work related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education/outreach, STEM equity/inclusion, and/or scientific literacy. Priority will be given to individuals that have not received previous awards for their related activities.
- COPUS is particularly keen to recognize individuals for whom science communications may not be part of an everyday job, but who nevertheless give their time and energy to enhancing the public understanding of science. Priority will be given to individuals that match this criteria.
- Individuals need not be affiliated with an institution and are selected from outside the current COPUS membership.
- The awardee should carry out their activities consistent with “The COPUS Ideals” as developed by Natalie Kuldell and David Burns.
- The awardee should be able to attend a COPUS Unconference to receive the award. (Travel and unconference costs are covered as part of the award.)
Nomination is closed — deadline was 12am PST October 15th, 2016.
2015 – Stephanie Gillin, Whisper Camel-Means, and Jessie Herbert
2014 – Amy Vashlishan Murray
2013 – Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer
2012 – Bill Gomez