Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University and a member of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, has received the Keystone Award for Leadership in the Environment, in recognition of his work on global carbon management and fossil-carbon sequestration.
Socolow received the award in June from the Keystone Center, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that brings together public, private and civic sector leaders to confront societal issues and prepare future generations to effectively approach the questions they will face.
Socolow is the co-principal investigator with Princeton ecologist Stephen Pacala of the university's Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a project that coordinates research in environmental science, energy technology, geological engineering and public policy. The scientists co-authored "Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies," an influential paper published in the journal Science in 2004.
Socolow serves on two committees of the National Academies, America's Energy Future and America's Climate Choices. He was a member of the Grand Challenges for Engineering Committee of the National Academy of Engineering from 2006 to 2008 and served as the editor of Annual Review of Energy and the Environment from 1992 to 2002.
The Bulletin is now accepting submissions from high school students, college undergraduates, and graduate students for its upcoming feature, Voices of Tomorrow. One lucky author will win a trip to the 2013 Doomsday Clock Symposium.
Former Governing Board Chair Bill Revelle and his wife, Eleanor, have announced that they will double every gift made to the Bulletin before May 31 for increased coverage of climate and energy issues, up to a total of $50,000.
Dr. George Poste, Co-Director and Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems (http://casi.asu.edu/) and Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective March 2013.
Applications for the Bulletin's 2013 Leonard M. Rieser undergraduate fellowships are due March 15, 2013
Press release: The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces the time of the Doomsday Clock.