Paul Shin Memorial Award

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Nominations Now Being Accepted!!

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 award recipient! Applications may be submitted up to June 30, 2014. Apply now!


The Paul Shin Memorial Award honors individuals for contributions to the public understanding of science. The award is managed and presented by COPUS. Learn more about Paul Shin and his work.


Each year an individual is selected to receive the Paul Shin Memorial Award in recognition for dedication to communicating science to the public, whether in person, in print or online, or a combination. The award especially recognizes "unsung heroes" who have demonstrated commitment and passion. COPUS is particularly keen to recognize individuals for whom science communication may not be part of an everyday job, but who nevertheless give their time and energy to enhancing the public understanding of science. Individuals need not be affiliated with an institution.


The award will comprise a $500 unrestricted cash award with a plaque and a letter of recognition from the COPUS leadership. In addition COPUS will include the recipient's name, photo and brief bio on a web page on the COPUS website, and will announce the award recipient via press release. Nominations will be accepted via webform on the COPUS website.

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Our 2013 Award Recipient: Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

Read more about Mónica, and why she was selected as the 2013 Paul Shin Memorial Award recipient!

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Our 2012 Award Recipient: Bill Gomez

Read more about Bill, and why he was selected as the 2012 Paul Shin Memorial Award recipient!

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Honor the legacy of Dr. Paul Shin by contributing to the Paul Shin Memorial Award fund.