Iranian Association for Popularization of Science and NRISP Department of Popularization of Science decided to award the Popularization of Science Prize in 2016 to Dr. Mohammad Amin Ghaneirad, for a lifetime of hard work and responsible, purposeful, comprehensive, humane and ethical activities in public and academic areas in order to develop the science of sociology. It should be noted that Dr. Ghaneirad is the director of Science and Society Department and a faculty member of NRISP.