Jacob wins prestigious prize for science education
March 29, 2012
Nitya Jacob, associate professor of biology at Oxford College, has been named by Science magazine, the world's leading journal in science, as one of 15 international recipients of its Inquiry-Based-Instruction Prize (IBI). The prize was established to encourage innovation and excellence in education by recognizing outstanding, inquiry-based science and design-based engineering education modules.
Entries were judged by a panel of more than 70 scientists and science teachers. A synopsis of each of the 15 winning modules will be published throughout 2012 in issues of Science, along with online material containing the details needed to teach each module. Jacob's entry, Investigating Arabia Mountain: a Molecular Approach was published in the March 30 issue of Science.