Immediate Past President
Alan Boyle, a broadly curious and adventurous online journalist focusing on space and physical sciences, is a contributing editor for Seattle-based GeekWire, the creator of Cosmic Log and the founding host of the Fiction Science podcast. He was science editor for NBC News Digital until mid-2015, and before that MSNBC.com. He joined MSNBC.com on its first day of operation in 1996, after stints at daily newspapers in Cincinnati, Spokane and Seattle. Boyle has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Science Writers, the Pirelli Relativity Challenge and the CMU Cybersecurity Journalism Awards program. He is author of The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference.