Science champion William T. Golden makes historic $5.25 million gift to AAAS

William T. Golden, a pivotal figure in the history of American science policy, has donated an unprecedented $5.25 million to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)--the most generous gift ever bestowed upon the world's largest general scientific society since its inception in 1848.

"We are honored and delighted by Mr. Golden's extraordinary and historic gift," said Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer of AAAS and executive publisher of its journal, Science. "Mr. Golden has dedicated much of his life's work to furthering science, science policy and science education. This latest demonstration of his selfless and ongoing support for the scientific enterprise will give life to an array of new initiatives intended to improve human welfare through scientific advances."

The gift will establish the William T. Golden Endowment Fund for Program Innovation. It will be used to fund new programs which would not be fundable in the general budget.

A desire to stimulate creative thinking and innovation prompted the gift, Mr. Golden said.

"I have great respect for the AAAS, as well as great affection and admiration for it, and I believe that the organization can become even more useful to society," Mr. Golden explained. "This gift will support programs that would not otherwise be funded as part of the Association's normal budgetary plan. With this gift, I am encouraging AAAS to seek creativity on the part of its staff people and others. They will be called upon to propose ideas and to seek approval from the Chief Executive Officer for new initiatives. This seems to me to be a very good idea."

A lifelong resident of New York City since his birth there in 1909, Mr. Golden helped to shape post-World War II science policy through his service as an advisor to late U.S. President Harry Truman.

"I've had an interesting time of it so far," Mr. Golden commented, when asked to reflect upon his support for science a

Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science
2. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
3. Popular Science announces Third Annual Brilliant 10
4. Winner of 2004 EMBO Science Writing Prize announced
5. Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
6. New paper in Science introduces revolutionary new paradigm for fishery management
7. Articles on forest fire risks published in BioScience
8. Ralph J. Cicerone nominated to be next National Academy of Sciences president
9. Canine word-learning research published in Science
10. Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
11. Fostering Diversity in the Sciences Symposium

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... In an upcoming episode ... in accelerated Point of Care Testing solutions (POCT). Check local listings for more info. ... at medical offices and are shipped to labs throughout the country. Results are then ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... and Renovagen Ltd, a UK supplier and manufacturer of innovative portable renewable energy ... operations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia. , One of ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... In its June 22 online post, business and technology ... Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., founder and director of stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex . ... that starting July 5 it would begin offering free tissue stem cell ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... Anomet Products has introduced ... materials for use with CRM, neurostimulation, vascular, and related devices. , Anomet ... design requirements, performance, and cost criteria; especially where solid wire is limited. Typical ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The SDX® Respiratory Gating ... countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. Introduced in the US ... universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, University of ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... ... After research model surgery and catheter implantation, the long journey of catheter ... of a successful study, while protecting and accessing the catheter or device post-surgery is ... from Envigo in a live webinar on Wednesday, August 5, ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... TORONTO (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2020 , ... ... and global consulting firm for the life sciences and food industries, is pleased ... new Director of Clinical Research – Business Development. , Charles is an accomplished ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: