Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award
Introduced in 2017, the Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award recognizes individuals with PhDs who communicate new ideas, concepts or scientific findings related to horticulture and gardening in terms that are easily understood by laypersons. Self-nominations are welcome. Submit your nomination
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is WSU’s Extension Urban Horticulturist. Linda is the author of four books: the award-winning, horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener (2008) and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again (2010) (UW Press) and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: Good Science – Practical Application (2009, GFG Publishing, Inc.). Her most recent book, How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do (Timber Press, 2015), has received numerous national awards (American Horticultural Society best book award, best book award from the National Association of Agricultural Agents, and a National Science Teachers Association recommended book).
Linda is also one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their online venues. She hopes you will join The Garden Professors blog group on Facebook, whose 15,000+ members provide credible and understandable science-based information for gardeners worldwide.
|Award Recipient||Year Honored|
|Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD||2017|