Alan Alda

A seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Alan Alda is a passionate and uniquely effective science communicator. In addition to his many acclaimed acting roles —including as Hawkeye Pierce in the classic TV series M*A*S*H — Alda hosted the two award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers and The Human Spark. He has won the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, and the Scientific American lifetime achievement award, among other honors. He is currently a visiting professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

WATCH: Alan Alda reacts to the Science Sandbox mission, and explains why science communication is a “two-way street.”

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