In 1975, Apsell joined WGBH’s NOVA, a science documentary series that has set the standard for science programming on television. She is now the Senior Executive Producer and Director of the WGBH Science Unit. As well as overseeing the production of NOVA documentaries and miniseries for television, she has directed the series’ diversifi cation into other media such as online, and it is also now the most widely used resource amongst high school classrooms. NOVA has won every major broadcasting award, some many times over. Apsell has been recognized with numerous awards for her work, has served on several boards and committees, and holds honorary doctorates from Southern Methodist University and Dickinson College.