The American Society for Cell Biology has announced that Toby Horn ’71, the co-director of the Carnegie Academy for Science Education in Washington, D.C., is the recipient of the 2009 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education. The award will be presented at the society’s December meeting.
Horn is a molecular and developmental biologist who began teaching after a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University and a term as a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute. She established one of the first precollege biotechnology programs in the country at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia before serving as the outreach coordinator for the Fralin Biotechnology Center at Virginia Tech. Since 2001 she has been at CASE, where she works in the D.C. public schools to train teachers and students in the art of teaching and learning science. She is the principal investigator for a project called DCBiotech: Improving Opportunities for Urban Minority Students and a past president of the National Association of Biology Teachers
Reported by the Carnegie Institution for Science.