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Press Release 11-097
NSB and NSF Recognize Extraordinary Science, Service with Annual Awards

2011 Vannevar Bush, Waterman and Public Service Awards Presented at Black-Tie Ceremony

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Left to right, Ray Bowen, Casey Dunn, Moira Gunn, Subra Suresh, Charles Vest, and Dennis Bartels.

Pictured here are (from left to right) NSB Chairman Ray Bowen, NSF Waterman Awardee Casey Dunn, NSB Public Service Awardee Moira Gunn, NSF Director Subra Suresh, NSB Vannevar Bush Awardee Charles Vest and NSB Public Service Awardee - Group Dennis Bartels accepting for the Exploratorium.

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NSB's 2011 Vannevar Bush Awardee Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering, says U.S. colleges and universities are striving for ways to fit into the 21st century in this discussion about the state of science in America.

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NSF's 2011 Alan T. Waterman Awardee Casey Dunn of Brown University discusses comparative biology and his investigation of life's evolutionary diversity.

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NSB's Public Service Award for an individual, Moira Gunn is the founder and host of the public radio programs Tech Nation and BioTech Nation. Here she discusses her biggest challenge starting the radio program and offers her thoughts on whether she has achieved her goal.

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Dennis Bartels, executive director of the Exploratorium, a San Francisco-based, hands-on learning museum, talks about how the museum has been committed to education since it was founded in 1969 by Manhattan Project experimental physicist Frank Oppenheimer.

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Photo of NSB's France Córdova presenting the 2011 Vannevar Bush Award to Charles Vest.

France A. Córdova, chairman of the National Science Board's ad hoc Committee on Honorary Awards, presents NSB's 2011 Vannevar Bush Award to Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Photo of NSF Director Subra Suresh presenting the Alan T. Waterman Award to Casey Dunn.

NSF Director Subra Suresh presents the foundation's highest honor, the Alan T. Waterman Award, to Casey Dunn on Brown University.

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Photo of NSB's France Córdova presenting the 2011 Public Service Award - Individual to Moira Gunn.

NSB's France A. Córdova, chairman of the National Science Board's ad hoc Committee on Honorary Awards, presents the 2011 Public Service Award - Individual to Moira Gunn, the founder and host of the public radio programs Tech Nation and BioTech Nation.

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Photo of NSB's France Córdova presenting NSB's Public Service Award for a group to Dennis Bartels.

France A. Córdova, chairman of the National Science Board's ad hoc Committee on Honorary Awards, presents the NSB's Public Service Award for a group to Dennis Bartels, executive director of the San Francisco-based Exploratorium.

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