The Stephen Jay Gould Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained and exemplary efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science and its importance in biology, education, and everyday life in the spirit of Stephen Jay Gould.
The winner of the 2010 Stephen Jay Gould Prize is Sean B. Carroll. Dr. Carroll has had a distinguished career both advancing the science of evolution and in conveying that knowledge to the general public. This breadth is exemplified by his six books, including The Making of the Fittest (2006), which won the Phi Beta Kappa 2007 Science Book Award, and his latest book, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species (2009), that was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in non-fiction. He has served as a consulting producer for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program NOVA, as well as numerous appearances on other shows on PBS, the Discovery Channel, BBC television and radio, and National Public Radio. These efforts have made him a leading spokesperson in the public sphere for evolutionary biology.
Dr. Carroll’s scientific research is at the intersection of the disciplines of evolution and development. He is Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has been since 1987. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and has received numerous honors for his scientific achievements, including fellowships in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serving as president of the Society for Developmental Biology. His classroom achievements have been honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. For all of these reasons, it is fitting that Dr. Carroll receive the Gould Prize.
(sponsored by Elsevier New Scholars Program and AWIS)*
Improving Work-Life Satisfaction for Scientists
Dr. Donna Dean, former President, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Session: Tuesday, June 29th at Noon in Oregon Ballroom 203
Given the work environments and expectations for scientists, and the
fact that a career in science is very often a way of life and far more
than a job, work-life balance satisfaction can be elusive. While
advocating for change in policies and systems continues to be
important, academics must find the personal work-life balance
strategies that work for them within the systems in which they work.
This interactive program will help participants:
• Define for themselves what work-life satisfaction is and is not
• Understand how incongruence between priorities and actions can drain energy and negatively impact work-life satisfaction
• Examine how their current choices impact work-life balance and identify changes that will have the biggest impact on personal and professional satisfaction
• Identify 7 keys to achieving and maintaining work-life satisfaction
• Craft a personalized plan to improve work-life balance satisfaction
NOTE: The luncheon is FREE and open to all conference attendees. Complementary lunch will be provided to the first 60 people who attend (or until the food runs out!).
*The luncheon is sponsored by a grant from the Elsevier New Scholars Program (http://www.elsevierfoundation.org/scholar.html), and the Association for Women in Science (http://www.awis.org/). In addition to supporting this luncheon, the Elsevier grant is also being used to offer on-site childcare services to parents who attend the Evolution meetings, and a MentorNet mentoring program (www.mentornet.org). We have received funding to support these new programs for the Evolution conferences from 2009 to 2011. We encourage all members to take advantage of these opportunities. If you have any questions about either of these two programs, please contact Leah Larkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heidi Meudt (email@example.com).
Steve Terrill / Travel Portland