Sarah Evanega Wins Borlaug CAST Communication Award

by | May 11, 2021

Sarah Evanega smiles out of the window of a food truck. Her dress is brightly colored and matches the side of the truck, which says "Modified."

Sarah Evanega poses in the “Modified” food truck, which delivers compelling, science-based information about genetically modified foods. Image credit: Cornell Alliance for Science

BTI adjunct faculty member Sarah Evanega has been awarded the coveted Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Evanega is the founding director of the Cornell Alliance for Science, a global communications effort that promotes evidence-informed decision-making across a range of science issues.

“With her ability to communicate on a variety of issues facing science, agriculture and technology, she is a worthy recipient of the 2021 Borlaug CAST Communication Award,” noted a press release from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

“The world is facing numerous grave challenges that can benefit from scientific solutions,” Evanega said in a press release from Cornell Alliance for Science. “I’m deeply gratified that CAST has recognized the work of the Alliance for Science at a time when it has never been more important to advocate for science.”

Evanega is also a research professor in the Department of Global Development with a joint appointment in the School of Integrative Plant Science in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University.



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