Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education

About the Award

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated innovative and sustained contributions to science education, with a priority on national impact of the nominee’s activities.

Award Details

The winner is presented a plaque and will give remarks at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting. Meeting registration, economy airfare, and up to 3 nights hotel are paid.

Who is Eligible

Nominators and self-nominators must be ASCB members, but the candidate and support letter authors need not be.

Nominees for and recipients of ASCB honorific awards and prizes are expected to exemplify and to continue to exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct. Letters of support should explicitly address whether a nominee's professional conduct over their career embodies the principles and expectations noted in ASCB’s Mission Statement, the Anti-Harassment Policy and the Workforce Diversity Statement.

As a founder of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA https://sfdora.org/) , the ASCB does not use journal impact factors or other journal-based metrics in the evaluation process for its award candidates. The ASCB looks at an individual’s research contributions and impact on the field, rather than the prestige of the journals where work is published.

How to Apply

Provide a letter of nomination, two letters of support, and a CV. All nominations will be kept for three award cycles. Nominators will be asked to update their previous nomination if they want to and/or there are new credentials or supporting data to add.

 

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Award Winners

  • 2019—Mary Pat Wenderoth
  • 2018—Erin Dolan
  • 2017—Kimberly Tanner
  • 2016—David Lopatto
  • 2015—Deborah Harmon-Hines
  • 2014—Edison Fowlks
  • 2013—Deborah Allen
  • 2012—L.C. (Cam) Cameron
  • 2011—Peter Bruns
  • 2010—BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
  • 2009—Manuel Berriozábal and Toby Horn
  • 2008—Wm. David Burns and Karen K. Oates
  • 2007—Patricia J. Pukkila
  • 2006—A. Malcolm Campbell and Sarah C.R. Elgin
  • 2005—Samuel Silverstein
  • 2004—William Wood
  • 2003—Nancy Hutchison
  • 2002—Sandra Mayrand
  • 2001—David Bynum
  • 2000—Virginia Shepherd
  • 1999—Eugenie Scott
  • 1998—Robert DeHaan