The Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by WARF.
Brossard is an expert on science communication dynamics in new media environments and public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues such as genetically engineered crops. She teaches courses in strategic communication theory and research with a focus on new media, science and risk communication.
The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. Find information on the other recipients here.