Nominations are sought for the 1993 American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology. The $5000 prize and commemorative plaque is awarded annually to scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the popularization of science but are not members of the working media.

The award is intended to encourage scientists and engineers to popularize their work; to recognize and support scientists and engineers who do popularize in a responsible manner; and to emphasize that the scientific community regards communicating to the public as a valuable, prestigious activity. Scientists and engineers from all disciplines engaged in research, teaching, practice, and related activities are eligible for the award. Only materials produced for general audiences, as opposed to professional or trade audiences, will be considered.