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2017 Nierenberg Prize Lecture
October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You are invited to join Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in honoring retired U.S. Marine Corps Major Gen. and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. as recipient of the 2017 Nierenberg Prize.
Bolden has spent a lifetime in service to science, to his country, and to the public with roles ranging from Marine Aviator to astronaut to NASA Administrator. NASA’s ground-breaking science activities under Bolden include an unprecedented landing on Mars by the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest was created through a gift from the Nierenberg family to honor the memory of William A. Nierenberg, (1919-2000), a renowned national science leader who served Scripps Oceanography as director from 1965 to 1986.