The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters has named LSC faculty member Dietram A. Scheufele, John E. Ross Chaired Professor in Science Communication, one of its 2012 Wisconsin Academy Fellows.
The Wisconsin Academy was founded in 1870 and uses the sciences, arts and letters to “bring context, civilized discussion, and meaningful action to the most important issues and ideas of today.” The Fellows Program was established in 1981 to acknowledge the achievements of the state’s foremost scholars and practitioners of the sciences, arts and letters.
Nominations are taken each year from around Wisconsin and the number of fellows is limited to no more than 100 total. The Wisconsin Academy grants the honor to individuals with a deep connection to the state who have demonstrated “a career marked by an unusually high order of discovery; technological accomplishment; creative productivity in literature, poetry, or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; philosophical thinking; or public service.”
Scheufele was recognized by the academy for both his scholarly impact and dedication to public service. On his work they write, “A true believer in serving society, Scheufele is a frequent commentator in media and has worked for PBS, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, among other public sector clients. Scheufele has embraced the Wisconsin Idea, with a constant commitment to linking research to policy decision-making in Wisconsin and beyond, and with an impressive dedication into making higher education at the UW one of the best in the nation.”
The 2012 Wisconsin Academy Fellows will be honored an awards ceremony on October 21, 2012, in Madison. The event is open to the public and more details will be available on their website closer to the date of the event.
Congratulations Dietram on this much deserved honor!