Chicago, IL (April 9, 2006) -The Biotechnology Institute today announced Kathryn Eilert, a teacher at Middleton High School in Middleton, WI, as the recipient of the Genzyme-Invitrogen Biotech Educator Award, the nation's top award for biotechnology education.
The award, sponsored by Genzyme Corporation and Invitrogen Corporation
, was presented during a banquet ceremony at the Biotechnology Institute's
Annual Education Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, April 8.
The award was established by the Biotechnology Institute
, the national biotechnology education organization, to recognize premier teachers at the high school level and other educators who bring biotechnology to their classrooms and provide an array of expertise to help improve the teaching and learning of biotechnology.
"Kathryn represents the best of the teachers that we work with every day," says Paul A. Hanle, president of the Biotechnology Institute.
, who received an award of $10,000, was chosen by a panel of judges for her
proven leadership and excellence as an educator, her
commitment to furthering the teaching of biotechnology by outreach to other educators, and the development of innovative ways to teach biotechnology.