On March 2, 2005, The Ohio State University announced that NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the university's winter quarter commencement on March 20, where she will also deliver the commencement address. OSU's press release describes Scott as "considered one of the most active and articulate proponents for scientific literacy in the country ... nationally recognized as a proponent of the separation of church and state ... [and an] internationally recognized expert on the creation/evolution controversy." Scott comments, "I am proud to be so honored by one of the leading universities in the country, and I hope, in my address, to inspire Ohioans to continue fighting for quality science education in their state." The honorary degree will be Scott's second; she received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from McGill University in 2003.
March 4, 2005