In a previous posting, Rick Spinrad invited the OSU c0mmunity to reflect on their personal “champions” of their fields, and to comment about his, which are identified here.
Vannevar Bush, the force behind the creation of the National Science Foundation
Roger Revel, one of the first scientists to study global warming and the movement of tectonic plates
Rachel Carson, marine biologist and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement
Senator Fritz Hollings, father of important environmental legislation
Norm Augustine, former CEO of Lockhead Martin, and author of the seminal report Rising Above the Gathering Storm
Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator, advocated skeptical inquiry and the scientific method. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who pioneered marine conservation
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