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UCM Hosts Presentation on Climate Change by Eugenie Scott

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 18, 2014) – Eugenie Scott, Ph.D., chair of the advisory council of the National Center for Science Education, will speak on the topic Is Climate Change a Hoax? Not According to Scientists at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Laura J. Nahm Auditorium at the University of Central Missouri.

Dr. Eugenie Scott
Dr. Eugenie Scott

A former university professor, Scott served as the executive director of NCSE from 1987 to 2014. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the areas of creationism/evolution for more than 25 years and can address many components of the topic, including educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from scientific societies, educational societies, skeptics groups, and humanist groups.

Scott earned a Ph.D. in physical anthropology from the University of Missouri. She is the recipient of honorary degrees from McGill, Rutgers, Mt. Holyoke, the University of New Mexico, Ohio State, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Colorado College, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Chapman University.

She is the author of Evolution vs. Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools. She is a nationally recognized expert in teaching science and has long been involved in the discussion about climate change.

Scott’s presentation is sponsored by the College of Health, Science and Technology; College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of History and Anthropology; Geology Club; Anthropology Club; the Center for Women, and Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the National Science Teachers Association.