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2010 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award presented to the Honorable Rush Holt, Ph.D., for supporting science in Congress
Date:2/16/2011

Coalition's Champion of Science Award, and Scientific American's designation as one of 50 national "visionaries" contributing to "a brighter technological future."

For all these accomplishments, Rep. Holt was characterized by his award nominators as "a dedicated public servant who has made sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science."

The Abelson Award was inspired by Philip Hauge Abelson, who served as long-time senior advisor to AAAS and editor of the journal Science. Abelson, who also served as president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, died 1 August 2004, following more than 60 years of service to science and society.

The award is given annually to either a public servant in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or to a scientist whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community. The award was established in 1985 by the AAAS Board of Directors and consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. The award will be awarded to Rep. Holt during the 177th AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., which will take place 17-21 February 2011. The awards ceremony and reception will be held at the Grand Ballroom North, Washington Renaissance Downtown, on Saturday, 19 February at 6:00 p.m.


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Contact: Katharine Zambon
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202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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