NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott and NCSE Supporter Kenneth R. Miller were presented with the Exploratorium's Outstanding Educator's Award on April 4, 2007. The accomplishments for which they were honored were described in a press release:
Brown University Biology Professor, Dr. Kenneth Miller, is an expert in cell membrane structure and function. A prolific writer, Dr. Miller is the author of more than 50 scientific papers and reviews. He also coauthored three different high school and college biology textbooks that are used by millions of students nationwide. Dr. Miller is the author of Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution and served as a key witness for the plantiffs in the Dover, Pennsylvania intelligent design case. He has received numerous honors including 5 teaching awards and the President's Citation Award for Distinguished Contributions to Biology Sciences.
Dr. Eugenie C. Scott is Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a not-for-profit membership organization of scientists, teachers, and others that works to improve the teaching of evolution, and of science as a way of knowing. One of the country's foremost experts on evolution and intelligent design, Dr. Scott has lent her expertise to numerous organizations, foundations, school boards and academies including the ACLU and the National Science Foundation. She has received numerous honors including the Bruce Alberts Award of the American Society for Cell Biology and the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association. She has held elective offices in the American Anthropological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer in 1969, the Exploratorium has achieved worldwide recognition as the prototype for hands-on science museums around the world; it serves over 500,000 annual museum visitors from around the world.