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News Release 12-063

The National Science Board Announces NPR Science Desk as 2012 Public Service Award Recipient

Award recognizes impact of NPR stories on the public understanding of science

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NPR Science Desk receives 2012 Public Service Award

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NPR's Science Desk recently received NSB's Public Service Award on May 3rd at the U.S. Department of State for contributing to public understanding of and appreciation of science and engineering--including mass media, education, training programs, and/or entertainment. Joe Palca discusses the NPR Science Desk and how it came together.

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Joe Palca, member of NPR's Science Desk, and recipient of the 2012 National Science Board Public Service Award, addresses the NSB regarding the importance of science education.

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