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Lane Awarded NAS Public Welfare Medal

Neal LaneThe National Academies’ highest award, the Public Welfare Medal, will go this year to Neal Lane. The medal honors the “extraordinary use of science for public good.” Lane is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Senior Fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, and a member of the Science Progress advisory board. A physicist, he was formerly the science adviser to President Clinton and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Before that he was director of the Nation Science Foundation. The citation also lauds Lane’s work establishing the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Read the full press release from NAS here.

See highlights from Lane’s the keynote at the launch of our first print issue last June:

Read Lane and George Abbey’s recommendations for NASA policy priorities under the new administration: “How to Save the U.S. Space Program

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