Abrams named finalist for National Biotechnology Education Award
Joan Abrams, a teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School's RSTA Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named April 16 a finalist for the 2007 Genzyme Invitrogen Biotech Educator
The award was established by the Biotechnology Institute to recognize leading high school educators who are bringing biotechnology to their classrooms and supporting fellow science teachers to do the same.
The winners from among the finalists will be chosen by a prestigious panel of judges for their proven leadership and excellence as an educator, their commitment to furthering the teaching of biotechnology by outreach to other educators, and the development of innovative ways to teach biotechnology.
First place winner will receive $10,000; second place winner will receive $5,000; and the third place winner will receive $2,500.
The finalists are chosen from among more than 1,300 teachersleaders who participate in the Biotechnology Institute's National Biotechnology Teacher Leader Program. Through professional development programs and resources, the program provides educators with the skills and strategies to introduce biotechnology to their students and educate their peers to do the same.
About the Biotechnology Institute Biotechnology Institute is as an independent, national nonprofit
organization dedicated to education about the present and future impact of biotechnology. Its mission is to engage, excite and educate the public, particularly students and teachers, about biotechnology and its immense potential for solving human health, food and environmental problems. For more information, visit www.biotechinstitute.org.