Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award

Renamed in 2019 by ASPB’s Board of Directors to honor the contributions of its 2006 recipient, the ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award annually to recognize individuals who have advanced the mission of ASPB and its members through significant contributions to plant science and public policy leadership. Awardees generally have made contributions to the broader society that are relevant to the work of plant biologists; recipients need not be plant scientists themselves.

The Mary Clutter Leadership in Science Public Service Award recipient is invited to address the Society during the annual meeting held in the year of their award.

2021 Winner: Vicki Chandler

Vicki Chandler is Regent’s Professor, Emerita at the University of Arizona and Provost of Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2002 and later served on its governing council. After her stellar scientific career, Vicki served as Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and made a strategic investment in the first HHMI-GBMF investigators (plant science) program (2011-2016). She was appointed to the National Science Board by President Obama in 2014, and she is a Past President of ASPB.

Science Policy Committee Members

Tessa Burch-Smith (2020-2024), chair
Maureen McCann, Immediate Past-President (2021-2022)
Erin Doody, Early Career Rep (2020-2022)
Ka Man Jasmine, Early Career Rep (2021-2023)
Scott Jackson (2018-2022)
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill (2018-2022)
Rebecca Bart (2019-2023)
Simon Gilroy (2021-2025)
Rod Wing (2021-2025)
Crispin Taylor,  Staff Liaison