August 20, 2007
St. Paul, Minn. (August 20, 2007)—The American Phytopathological Society (APS) named Susan Milius, Science News, the recipient of the 2007 Plant Pathology Journalism Award.
The APS Plant Pathology Journalism Award, sponsored by the APS Office of Public Relations and Outreach (OPRO), recognizes outstanding achievement in increasing public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of plant pathology.
Milius was selected for her article entitled “They’re All Part Fungus” that appeared in the April 15, 2006 edition of Science News. In this article, Milius provided an insightful look into how fungi and microorganisms interact with plants and the outcomes of these interactions.
“I'm quite tickled and very grateful to APS,” Milius said. “There's fascinating material in the diseases and creatures that prey on plants and the way plants fight back,” she said.
“We are very pleased to honor Susan with our second annual plant pathology journalism award,” said OPRO Director Doug Jardine. “Her commitment and enthusiasm to educating the public on the science of plant pathology is greatly valued,” he said.
Milius received the award during the society’s annual meeting that was held jointly with the Society of Nematologists (SON), July 28–August 1, 2007 in San Diego, CA.
APS will accept nominations for the 2008 Plant Pathology Journalism Award in January 2008.
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a non-profit, professional scientific organization. The research of the organization’s 5,000 worldwide members advances the understanding of the science of plant pathology and its application to plant health.