Scott Edwards Receives Inaugural IDEA Award

March 9, 2020
Scott Edwards

The Society for the Study of Evolution, The American Society of Naturalists, and the Society of Systematic Biologists announces Scott Edwards and Dr. Richard Kliman (Cedar Crest College) as recipients of the inaugural Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award. Dr. Edwards and Dr. Kliman were selected for their steadfast commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in evolutionary biology.

In 2001, they started the Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution (UDE) program to provide funding and mentorship for students to attend the annual Evolution meeting. Since its inception, nearly 250 US and international undergraduates have had the opportunity to participate.

See also: Faculty News, 2020