Ullyot Lecture at CHF (Bruce Alberts, UCSF)

November 17, 2015 - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prof. Bruce Alberts

University of California, San Francisco

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Redefining Science Education


We all agree that science education is important—but what if we’re going about it the wrong way? Bruce Alberts, known as the “education president” of the National Academy of Sciences, has big ideas on redefining science education.


Alberts, a prominent biochemist and one of the country’s most passionate voices for science education, believes the central purpose of education is empowering students to learn on their own. Rather than simply conveying what science has discovered about the natural world, we need to give students the skills to think like a scientist. These skills are essential to citizens in a democracy.




Advance registration is required by November 6 at chemheritage.org/ullyot. For more information contact Nancy Vonada at NVonada@chemheritage.org or 215-873-8226.

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