Maxine Frank Singer Receives Public Welfare Medal from National Academy of Sciences

Originally posted: May 1, 2007

SWATHMORE, Pa., May 1, 2007 – The National Academy of Sciences has selected Maxine Frank Singer, president emeritus of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and a member of Swarthmore College’s Class of 1952, to receive the Public Welfare Medal, its most prestigious award.

The Public Welfare Medal is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. Singer received the award on Apr. 29 for providing inspired and effective leadership in matters of science and its relationship to education and public policy.

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