Eugenie Scott to retire from NCSE06 May 2013
Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, has announced that she will retire by the end of this year.
"It's a good time to retire, with our new climate change initiative off to a strong start and with the staff energized and excited by the new challenges ahead," she commented. "The person who replaces me will find a strong staff, a strong set of programs, and a strong board of directors."
The NCSE has been central to defending the teaching of evolution in public K-12 schools in the U.S., and provides many free resources for teachers, parents and students. Scott has done a tremendous amount to increase the organization’s profile and service. As a former president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, she has consistently helped to keep human evolution and human biology important parts of NCSE’s outreach efforts.