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5th Annual School of Science Dean’s Seminar
The 2014 speaker will be Ann Reid, Executive Director of the National Center
for Science Education (NCSE). Ann graduated from Simon’s Rock Early College
with a B.A. in Environmental Science and received a M.A. in Advanced
International Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Ann became the
executive director of NCSE in 2014. For fifteen years she worked as a research
biologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where she was
responsible for sequencing the 1918 influenza virus. She then served as a
Senior Program Officer at the National Research Council’s Board on Life
Sciences for five years and then, most recently, as director of the American
Academy of Microbiology. In both roles she oversaw major efforts aimed at
communicating science to the public.
The NCSE is a not-for-profit membership organization that defends the
teaching of evolution and climate science in the public schools. The NCSE
provides information, resources, and advice to schools, teachers, parents, and
concerned citizens defending science education. The NCSE educates the press
and public about the scientific, educational, and legal aspects of these issues at
local, state, and national levels. Its 5000 members are scientists, teachers, clergy, and citizens with diverse religious and
The seminar is free and open to the public but seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please register for the seminar
Seminar details will be updated on the
website and, as available, further information about the event will be circulated to registrants via e-mail.