Gardner ’51 Honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Robert Gardner '51

Robert Gardner '51

Robert Gardner ’51 recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the group’s annual meeting on February 20, 2010 in San Diego, Calif. Gardner was recognized for writing more than 130 hands-on science books for children during the past 35 years.

Terry Young, chairman of the award selection committee, noted that Gardner’s clear presentation of science at all grade levels, along with his creative writing and use of common household materials, have excited thousands of children to get involved in science and understand the scientific method, all while having fun.

The AAAS awards, funded by Suburu, are chosen by a select committee appointed by Science Books and Films, a bimonthly publication of AASS.

Read more about Robert Gardner.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu 

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