NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kenneth R. Miller, the president of NCSE's board of directors and Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University, on winning Sigma Xi's 2023 John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, bestowed to a scientist or engineer who serves as "a highly visible and prominent spokesperson for the public understanding and appreciation of science."
"Through his writing, speaking, and advocacy, including testifying in the landmark Kitzmiller trial, Kenneth R. Miller has made unrivaled contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of evolution," commented NCSE's Executive Director Ann Reid. "I'm delighted that Sigma Xi is recognizing what the National Center for Science Education has known for decades: that Ken is a national treasure."
Miller will deliver a lecture at Sigma Xi's International Forum on Research Excellence, to be held in Long Beach, California, November 10-12, 2023, where he will also receive a commemorative medal and a $5000 honorarium. Previous recipients of the McGovern Award include Gerald Holton, J. Michael Bishop, Philip Morrison, Rush D. Holt, Norman E. Borlaug, Alan Lightman, Peter H. Raven, and May Berenbaum.