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May 9, 2017

2017 Nyholm Prize for Education

We are delighted to announce that the Trust's CEO, Prof. Dudley Shallcross has been awarded the 2017 Nyholm Prize for Education!

The Nyholm Prize for Education, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, recognises a major national or international research or innovation contribution to the field of chemical science education.

Dudley has made innovations that are effective and long-lasting right across the chemistry (science) education sector in the UK and overseas; from primary school science teaching through to postgraduate chemistry training and education. In primary school science as Director of the Primary Science Teaching Trust he has established a College of Outstanding Primary Science Teachers and through this College promoted a ‘thinking, talking, doing approach’ to science. Through PSTT he has established the first ever International Conference for primary school science in 2016 that brought together teachers and researchers. As a co-Director of the Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning he has led innovations such as the School Teacher Fellow (STF), e-enhanced learning in practical chemistry, better use of laboratories, and pioneered undergraduate and postgraduate training in science communication. The STFs and postgraduates have in particular made significant contributions to chemistry education in secondary schools in the UK and abroad. He has run an innovative Masters course for school teachers that was called exemplary and innovative by three successive external examiners. His outreach activities are well known and highly regarded, where he has worked with learners of all ages and abilities and given numerous talks on climate change and atmospheric chemistry across the world. Dudley is an outstanding teacher in his own right, being the first ever National Teaching Fellow in Chemistry in 2004. He has contributed some 70 papers on science education and communication and his contribution to chemistry education at all levels is exemplary.

Congratulations to Dudley!

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