ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Vicki Chandler is the recipient of its 2021 Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award. The ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award annually to recognize individuals who have advanced the mission of ASPB and its members through significant contributions to plant science and public policy leadership. Awardees generally have made contributions to the broader society that are relevant to the work of plant biologists.
Vicki is Regent’s Professor, Emerita at the University of Arizona and Provost of Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2002 and later served on its governing council. After her stellar scientific career, Vicki served as Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and made a strategic investment in the first HHMI-GBMF investigators (plant science) program (2011-2016). She was appointed to the National Science Board by President Obama in 2014, and she is a Past President of ASPB (2001-2002).
The Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award recipient is invited to address the Society during the annual meeting held in the year of their award. Vicki will address the Society at Plant Biology 2021.
Other winners of this award include Jane Silverthorne (2020), Pamela Ronald (2019), Machi Dilworth (2018), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (2015), William Danforth II (2009), Norman Borlaug (2002), and Sen. Kit Bond (1998).