2000-2001 Chapter Outstanding Program Awards

Program Awards are awarded to chapters that have organized or hosted a single, outstanding program during the past year. Below are highlights from the chapters.

The Charleston Chapter sponsored an entire week of activities celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday that included lectures and demonstrations for the public.

The Chesapeake Chapter a quarterly lunchtime program of classic science films that appealed to a large cross-section of the professional and support staff from this integrated government research facility.

The Geneva Chapter, through its involvement in the Partners in Science Education program, and working in cooperation with scientists from Cornell University and Hobart and William Smith College, is helping to enrich science education in the local schools.

The Georgia Southern University Chapter held a lively panel discussion on Science and the Media: Relaying Research to Reporters and the Public.

The Greensboro Chapter hosted their 15th annual puzzle contest to which 400 middle school students submitted entries. The winners and their family members were guests of honor at the chapter's spring awards banquet.

The University of Michigan Chapter's forum on the Internet and the Research University included panel discussions on the impact of distance learning on the mission of the research university and on tenure and intellectual property rights.

The Whitman College-Walla Walla College Chapter's listserv for area teachers delivers announcements about math and science lectures on campus, as well as interesting science news.