Aaron Wilson Named Inaugural Lois M. Jones Award Winner

Aaron Wilson, research scientist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, was named the inaugural winner of the Lois M. Jones Award for Science Access, Engagement, and Communications for selflessly giving his time and talents to increase understanding of climate change and bring climate services to new audiences around the state, predominantly in the agricultural sector.

Lois M. Jones was a geochemist from The Ohio State University who led the first all-women research expedition to Antarctica in 1969, and became one of the first women to reach the South Pole. In recognition of her trailblazing work, to recollect the advances that have been made; and to acknowledge continued work to increase access within the sciences, engagement with new communities, and communication to different audiences, the Byrd Center Education and Outreach Team has established the Lois M. Jones Award for Science Access, Engagement, and Communication. Read more online at byrd.osu.edu/awards/lois-m-jones-award.