published April 28, 2010

Butler University Accepts Bennett Award at Washington Symposium


Joseph Kirsch, professor of chemistry at Butler University, accepted the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science on behalf of his team members on April 20th during the Capitol Hill Poster Session. The team of Kirsch, Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, and Robert Holm were honored for their work in "transforming undergraduate STEM education in a step-by-step process" at their university, noted David Burns, executive director of NCSCE. The ceremony on Capitol Hill recognized the team's accomplishments over the past several years as they've advanced their adaptations of the SENCER approach to program-wide.

The Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session was held last week, April 19-21, and was co-hosted by the University of Maryland. The next issue of the eNews will highlight programs at the Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session, and feature photographs, participant posters, downloadable audio files, and transcripts.

For more information on the Bennett Award, please visit the webpage

Photograph of Joseph Kirsch and Matt Klapper (Office of Congressman Carson, IN)

Photograph by Amanda Moodie