Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award
Introduced in 2017, the Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award recognizes individuals with PhDs who communicate new ideas, concepts or scientific findings related to horticulture and gardening in terms that are easily understood by laypersons. Self-nominations are welcome.
Whitney Cranshaw is presently a professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology at Colorado State University. For the past 35 years he has conducted a broadly based program largely directed at questions involving arthropod pests affecting horticultural commodities in Colorado, including vegetables, shade trees, turfgrass and specialty crops. This has resulted in production of over 85 refereed publications and several hundred related to Extension and outreach. Among the latter include the books Pests of the West, Guide to Colorado Insects, Bugs Rule! An Introduction to the World of Insects and, most recently, Garden Insects of North America, 2nd Edition.
Whitney Cranshaw maintains an active Extension presence throughout the state and, increasingly, around the US, annually addressing 30-50 program events including training sessions for Master Gardeners, arborists, turf care professionals, pest control operators, and vegetable producers. He also has long taught undergraduate courses at Colorado State University, including Horticultural Entomology, Insects, Science and Society and, recently, has initiated an on-line course Horticultural Entomology (BSPM356) that is offered in spring and fall semesters. He also maintains the Colorado Insect Information Web Site, the Hemp Insect Website, and the PestTalk listserv.
|Award Recipient||Year Honored|
|Dr. Jeff Gillman||2018|
|Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD||2017|