Dr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Eugenie Scott
Executive Director
National Center for Science Education

Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, a former college professor, is Executive
Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a not
for profit membership organization in Oakland, CA, of scientists,
teachers, and others that works to improve the teaching of evolution,
and of science as a way of knowing. It opposes the advocacy of
"scientific" creationism and other religiously-based views in science
classes. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Biological
Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), and the advisory counsels of
several church and state separation organizations. She has held
elective offices in the American Anthropological Association and the
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scott is the
current president of the American Association of Physical
Anthropologists, for which she has also been Secretary-Treasurer.
Honors include the Bruce Alberts Award of the American Society for
Cell Biology, the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American
Humanist Association, the First Amendment Award from the Playboy
Foundation, the James Randi Award from the Skeptic Society, and the
Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Missouri College of
Arts and Sciences.