National Geographic has awarded DJ SPOOKY the very prestigious Emerging Explorer Award for 2014. Spooky is one of 14 New Emerging Explorers Representing the Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators and Storytellers Pushing Boundaries of Discovery, Adventure and Global Problem-Solving.
The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers. Each Emerging Explorer receives a $10,000 award to aid further research and exploration.
The 2014 Emerging Explorers are inventor Jack Andraka; educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh; conservation biologistShivani Bhalla; ecologist and epidemiologist Christopher Golden; marine biologist David Gruber; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim; creative conservationist Asher Jay; conservation biologistJuliana Machado Ferreira; artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; environmentalist Maritza Morales Casanova; social entrepreneur Sanga Moses;author and campaigner Tristram Stuart; electrical engineer Robert Wood; and nanoscientist Xiaolin Zheng.