The Academy of Science of St. Louis - advancing the public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives.

 

The Academy is an independent science organization, supported entirely through community contributions, and the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years.


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2012 Fellows Awardee: Govindaswamy Chinnadurai, Ph.D.The Fellows Award recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science. 

Chinnadurai has made ground-breaking contributions to the study of cancer, leading to a greater understanding of how normal cells are converted into cancer cells. With research consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health, Chinnadurai has invested 38 years in understanding the molecular mechanisms that human adenoviruses use to replicate in infected cells and to transform normal cells into cancerous ones.
"An important rule in research is to stick with one or two intellectual problems and see where they take you," Chinnadurai said. "That’s what I’ve done and it’s taken us closer than ever to finding a cure for cancer."
- Nancy Solomon, SLU Virologist Govindaswamy Chinnadurai to Receive an Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Chinnadurai will be presented with his award at the 18th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

2012 Fellows Awardee: Govindaswamy Chinnadurai, Ph.D.
The Fellows Award recognizes a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science. 

Chinnadurai has made ground-breaking contributions to the study of cancer, leading to a greater understanding of how normal cells are converted into cancer cells. With research consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health, Chinnadurai has invested 38 years in understanding the molecular mechanisms that human adenoviruses use to replicate in infected cells and to transform normal cells into cancerous ones.

"An important rule in research is to stick with one or two intellectual problems and see where they take you," Chinnadurai said. "That’s what I’ve done and it’s taken us closer than ever to finding a cure for cancer."

- Nancy Solomon, SLU Virologist Govindaswamy Chinnadurai to Receive an Outstanding Scientist Award

Dr. Chinnadurai will be presented with his award at the 18th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

The Academy is proud to recognize Washington University School of Medicine’s Audrey R. Odom, M.D., Ph.D., our 2012 Innovation Award Winner!

Dr. Odom’s bold work developing antimalarials made her a clear choice for the Innovation Award, which highlights exceptional potential in researchers under the age of 40.

Dr. Odom is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The Innovation Award is one of the Academy’s Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards and will be presented at our 18th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Academy Honors the Region’s Best and Brightest at 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner
The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Science – St. Louis is proud to announce recipients of the 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards.  This is the 18th year of recognizing innovation and life-time achievement in research, applied science, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual dinner, Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  The event also serves as a Salute to the Academy Fellows - a prestigious association of St. Louis area scientists and engineers of national reputation.
View the complete press release (PDF) here.
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Media Contacts: Pam Smith (for organization and publicity information) 314.533.8586 (office) | 636.262.9072 (cell) | psmith@academyofsciencestl.orgLynn Cook (for event and ticketing information) 314.289.1402 | lcook@academyofsciencestl.org
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Academy Honors the Region’s Best and Brightest at 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner

The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Science – St. Louis is proud to announce recipients of the 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards.  This is the 18th year of recognizing innovation and life-time achievement in research, applied science, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual dinner, Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  The event also serves as a Salute to the Academy Fellows - a prestigious association of St. Louis area scientists and engineers of national reputation.

View the complete press release (PDF) here.

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Media Contacts:
Pam Smith (for organization and publicity information)
314.533.8586 (office) | 636.262.9072 (cell) | psmith@academyofsciencestl.org
Lynn Cook (for event and ticketing information)
314.289.1402 | lcook@academyofsciencestl.org

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For ticketing or table sponsorship information, click here.

This year the Academy will honor Dr. Gay with the Science Educator Award for her outstanding contributions the public understanding of the sciences and to science education.  An Assistant Research Professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Pamela Gay, Ph.D., co-hosts Astronomy Cast, consistently listed in the top 25 Science & Medicine section of the iTunes Library.

Dr. Gay will receive her award at the Academy’s 18th Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in the Starlight Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  Find out more here.

Sublime Dreams of Living Machines by Minsoo Kang.

Pick up a copy of ‘Sublime Dreams’ and plan to attend Dr. Kang’s free talk:
The Coming War with Robots on April 17.

The talk is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Part of our Perspectives on Science and History Lecture Series
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

COMING SOON:
Details on our upcoming 18th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards!

Don’t miss this exciting night recognizing the leading scientific minds in the St. Louis area.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Starlight Ballroom – Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Saint Louis, Missouri

Find out more here.

This March’s Book of the Month is Rebecca Messbarger’s The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini.  

Rebecca Messbarger, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Italian, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.  

Don’t miss her free talk and book signing at the Missouri History Museum on March 29 at 7 p.m.

Catch part 2 of Peggy Nacke’s interview on STL TV Live talking about the Academy’s 2012 Science Teacher of the Year Awards.

Watch Peggy Nacke, our Director of Special Projects and Events, on STL TV Live talking about the Academy’s St. Louis Science Fair.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Journey Through the Arctic - An Evening with Debbie Miller

St. Louis, MO - February 27, 2012 - The Academy of Science of St. Louis is pleased to announce that Debbie Miller - celebrated journalist, teacher, Arctic explorer, conservationist, photographer, and award-winning author - has been added to our Science Seminar Series.

As an author of eleven children’s books, as well as numerous other books and essays, and an educator - Debbie’s diverse background and unceasing love of nature gives her a unique voice in the struggle to preserve the Alaskan wilderness. Journey with Debbie as she paddles 400 miles through the National Petroleum Reserve, a vast region with many special areas in need of lasting protection.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear directly from Debbie Miller, as she shares her personal insights into the wilderness and wildlife of the Arctic. Debbie will give a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in the Saint Louis Zoo’s Living World Auditorium.

A selection of Debbie’s books will be available for purchase at the event and a book signing will follow the talk.  Special thanks to our co-sponsors, the Alaska Wilderness League and the Saint Louis Zoo, for making this event possible.

Media Contacts:
Pam Smith (314.533.8586 or psmith@academyofsciencestl.org)
Rose Jansen (314.289.1468 or rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org)
The Academy of Science - St. Louis
5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
www.academyofsciencestl.org

The Academy of Science of St. Louis advancing the public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives.
The Academy is an independent science organization, supported entirely through community contributions, and the driving force behind scientific progress and awareness in St. Louis for more than 150 years.

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