The George E. Brown, Jr., Award honors the memory of a man widely known as the leading statesman and advocate for science, engineering and technology policy in the United States Congress. George Brown was a member of the House of Representatives from California for more than 35 years. During his tenure he rose to the Chairmanship of what is now the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology and was one of the nation’s most ardent supporters of federal research.
Awarded annually by the SETWG to individuals who have met the following criteria:
- Active leadership in the determination of SET policy;
- Strong public advocacy in support of a role for the federal government in research;
- Specific actions taken to advance SET public policy