CSU’s June Medford receives top national honors for PR initiatives

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Posted: July 30th, 2012

Awarded Gold CASE 

“CSU Biologist Builds Bomb-Sniffing Plants” was awarded a national Gold CASE Circle of Excellence Award, the top honor in the category of Media Relations Programs and Plans. The campaign gained world-wide media attention for Professor June Medford’s work with a computer designed detection trait that changes a plant’s colors when pollutants or explosives are detected.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education – or CASE – is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,400 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in 74 countries. This year, 567 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits from around the world submitted more than 2,800 entries for consideration in the CASE Circle of Excellence awards program. Judges awarded 275 bronze, silver and gold awards to organizations both locally and globally.

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