Doctor of Science, honoris causa
Tuesday, June 11, 9:45 a.m. ceremony
Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for The New York Times and an author whose many best-selling books have made an outstanding contribution to the public’s understanding and appreciation of science, and of women in science. Her books include Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter and The Planets. Her latest book, The Glass Universe (2106) shines a light on women in astronomy. Sobel’s books have inspired an Emmy-winning “NOVA” TV docudrama, two plays produced in England, and a made-for-TV movie. She has shared her knowledge and love of writing and science during several stints as a visiting scholar and writer-in-residence, and has lectured at many prominent institutions, including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Academy in Rome. She holds many awards for her ability to engage the public’s interest in science.