Emc2 Election Multimedia Contest for Cash

Student Pugwash USA is pleased to announce the judges for the Election Multimedia Contest for Cash. Read about the distinguished panel below. Click here to go back to the contest homepage.

The Hon. Sherwood Boehlert was a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing New York's upstate 24th Congressional District from 1983 to 2007. He served on the House Science Committee for his entire congressional career, becoming chairman of the committee in 2001. In addition, he was a member of the Transportation Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He currently is a principal for The Accord Group, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C. He is on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Climate Protection, and since 2007 has served as a co-chair of the National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
 
Kyle Gracey is a Master of Public Policy and Environmental Science candidate at the University of Chicago. He is also the Chair for SustainUS – The United States Youth Network for Sustainable Development. He was previously the Treasurer and then President of Student Pugwash's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter, and interned in Student Pugwash's headquarters. A Truman Scholar, he graduated from Rensselaer with degrees in Ecological Economics, Values, & Policy and Biochemistry/Biophysics.
Walter KohnDr. Walter Kohn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on October 13, 1998 for his development of the density-functional theory. He is a condensed matter theorist who has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic structure of materials. His leading role in the development of the density functional theory revolutionized scientists' approach to the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solid materials in physics, chemistry and materials science. With the advent of supercomputers, density functional theory has become an essential tool for electronic materials science. Professor Kohn has also made major contributions to the physics of semiconductors, superconductivity, surface physics and catalysis. Professor Kohn was the founding director of the National Science Foundation's Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Institute brings together leading scientists from throughout the world to work on major problems in theoretical physics and related fields. Under Professor Kohn's leadership it quickly developed into one of the leading research centers in physics, and has been widely copied.
Dr. Margaret Mellon is the director of the Agriculture and Biotechnology Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists and is one of the nation's most respected experts on biotechnology and food safety. She has published widely on the potential environmental impacts of biotechnology applications. She is co-author of Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops and Hogging It!: Estimates of Antimicrobial Abuse in Livestock and co-editor of Now or Never: Serious New Plans to Save a Natural Pest Control. She serves on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture and teaches a course in biotechnology and the law at the Vermont Law School. In 1993 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University's School of Science. She holds a doctorate in molecular biology and a law degree from the University of Virginia. She was formerly a research fellow in molecular virology at Purdue University and program director for the Environmental Law Institute.

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