SVC Professor Wins William E. Bennett Award

by Public Relations | Sep 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

Dr. Matthew Fisher, professor of chemistry at Saint Vincent College, was the recipient of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science, an award that recognizes and celebrates champions who advance civically engaged science. The award was presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) and is given to an individual and/or institutional team who has “made exemplary and extraordinary contributions to their collective work.”

Fisher has been a long-standing SENCER collaborator and contributor, generously sharing his knowledge of teaching, assessment and the scholarship of teaching and learning with participants at SENCER Summer Institutes for more than a decade. He is one of the few people to have developed two SENCER model courses and also serves as co-editor of Science Education and Civic Engagement: an International Journal, published by NCSCE. Fisher is also a co-author on the recently published book The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Scientist, Engineers and Mathematicians.

Fisher was recognized alongside a team from Texas Woman’s University for its work in using SENCER strategies to design the University’s chemistry and biochemistry department courses.

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