SAN FRANCISCO The National Science Board (NSB) Thursday (April 27) named Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett a winner of the organization's 2006 Public Service Award.
The NSB (Arlington, Va.) said it was recognizing Barrett, former Intel CEO, for his leadership in science and engineering policy and for spearing education programs that provide impetus for a new generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals. Barrett will accept the honor at a May 9 awards dinner at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Museum in Washington.
Actor Alan Alda will also be recognized with an NSB 2006 Public Service Awards, as will the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), a major supporter and representative of science centers and museums worldwide, with an organizational award, NSB said.
The Science Board initiated the Public Service Award in 1996 as a way to annually recognize individuals and organizations for their wide-ranging work to increase public understanding of science.