2007 National Science Board Public Service Award

Posted on April 16, 2007  Comments (0)

Chemist, Educator, Communicator Receives 2007 National Science Board Public Service Award

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, a chemistry professor who pioneered new ways to encourage public understanding of science through his enthusiastic communications and visually exciting chemical demonstrations, will receive the 2007 National Science Board Public Service Award.

In 1983, Shakhashiri founded the Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin. It has since become a national center for research and development, teaching and dissemination of information on chemistry at all educational levels. In the same year, he opened the first-of-its-kind interactive chemistry exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, which has remained permanently on display there.

Science if Fun with University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri.

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