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| April 19, 2004
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Nobel Prize Winner Goes Back To School
Johns Hopkins Professor Meets with Baltimore Science Teachers
Dr. Peter Agre, the 2003 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, recently met
with about 100 of Baltimore City's public school science teachers, saying
he respects and honors the important work they do while emphasizing that
producing science-literate citizens has never been more important.
Without a sound understanding of science, people---including our elected
leaders---make bad decisions about technology, health care and the environment,
Speaking at Baltimore's Dunbar High School, where sciences teachers had
assembled for a day of professional development, Agre inspired those present
with his humble demeanor and heartfelt appreciation for public school
teachers. He noted that he had gone to public schools, as has his four
"Public school education can be outstanding," Agre said. "And
it should be everywhere."
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