Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism

In order to recognize a journalist or a group that has made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting or writing on the geophysical sciences for the general public, the Union established in 1991 the Sustained Achievement Award in Science Journalism. Richard Kerr of Science won the first award in 1993. Since 2001, the award has been named for Robert C. Cowen, longtime science editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

Frequency:

Presented to one awardee in alternate (odd) years.

Citation/Scope Statement:

For a journalist or a group that has made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting or writing on the geophysical sciences for the general public.

Physical Description:

Presentation piece description:  plaque and crystal globe with engraving on plate mounted onto base.