Alondra Nelson to Receive Public Service Award from Federation of American Scientists

On October 6, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) announced the winners of their Public Service Awards, which honor the contributions of a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, and tastemakers in pursuit of advancements in science and technology. 

This year, Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, is among the honorees. Nelson was selected for this award due her leadership on both AI regulation and advancing equity in STEM fields during her time as acting director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Nelson will be presented with the award in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on November 15. She will be honored alongside filmmaker Christopher Nolan, who FAS praised for his "cinematic portrait" of scientist and past IAS Director J. Robert Oppenheimer. The biopic was filmed in part on the Institute campus in 2022.