Wang's Book Wins AAAS Prize
Professor Sam Wang's book, Welcome to Your Brain (with Sandra Aamodt, Bloomsbury, 2008), is a recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. The judging committee, made up of scientists, librarians and science literacy specialists, overwhelming chose the book as the winner in the Young Adult category. Prize winners will be honored at the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago in February.
The Science Books and Films Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prizes are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. AAAS and SB&F believe that through good science books this generation, and the next, will have a better understanding and appreciation of science.