The American Society for Cell Biology announced today that the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium has been selected to receive the 2010 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education. This annual award is given to individuals or (on occasion) groups who have demonstrated innovative and sustained contributions to science education. The ASCB places particular emphasis on recognizing those who have impacted the regional and/or national science education landscape.
The award’s namesake, Bruce Michael Alberts, is a renowned American biochemist whose work as both a research scientist and textbook author has influenced the course of science education in this country. His textbook, Molecular Biology of the Cell, now in its fifth edition, is the standard cell biology textbook in most universities.