Magazine article American Scientist

John Ahearne Honored by Federation of American Scientists

Magazine article American Scientist

John Ahearne Honored by Federation of American Scientists

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On November 9th, 2012, Sigma Xi Executive Director Emeritus Dr. John F. Aheame was presented with the Richard L. Garwin Award by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) for his commitment to national security throughout his career.

According to FAS s website, "this award was established by FAS to honor the remarkable career of Dr. Richard L. Garwin, and to recognize his exceptional contributions in both scientific and technical achievement and his legacy of an enhanced national security to die benefit of society. The FAS Richard L. Garwin Award for Distinguished Service is an annual award that recognizes an individual who, through exceptional achievement in science and technology, has made an outstanding contribution toward the benefit of mankind."

Dr. Ahearne served as Sigma Xi Executive Director from 1989-1997 and has directed Sigma Xis ethics program since dien. A member of die National Academy of Engineering and a former chairman of die U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Ahearne is an expert on nuclear power and nuclear weapons. …

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