Council on Science and Technology
The Gregory T. Pope '80 Prize for Science Writing was established by the class of 1980 in remembrance of their classmate Gregory Pope, who was a science writer and editor.
The award is granted to a senior who has shown a keen interest in science and demonstrated an outstanding ability to communicate that enthusiasm to a wide audience through journalism. Nominations are solicited from faculty and students in the spring of each year. A committee consisting of Council members and science writers select the winning essay. Applicants may submit original work in any format but it must not exceed 3,000 words. Award is presented at Class Day.
ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS - 2014 PRIZE WINNER
Lauren Wyman - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Profile of Professor Tullis Onstott in her paper entitled "Finding the Hell-Worm"
CONGRATULATIONS - 2013 PRIZE WINNERS
1st Prize - Tara Thean - Collection of journal entries entitled "Scientist at Work: A Bottlenose Dolphin Field Journal" and an article "Citizen Calls"
2nd Prize - Emily Trost - For two submissions, a profile of Gerta Keller entitled "Dirty Science" and a class paper "As the Smoke Still Rises"
3rd Prize - Jeffrey Chen - For two submissions, a profile of Dr. Frances Ashcroft entitled "Love, Fran: The Spark of a Lifelong Diabetes Researcher," and an article "A Sea Creature that can outlive you...Three times over."
Honorable Mention - Maia ten Brink for her profile of Michael Graziano entitled "Michael Graziano: Experimental Writer"
Honorable Mention - Abigail Greene for her profile of Janet Monge entitled "Skeletons in our Past: One Anthropologist's Quest to Make Human Evolution Accessible to us all."
Please send inquiries and submissions for the Pope Prize to email@example.com