Nobelist Peter Agre Joins City Science Teachers On
In-Service Training Day
Peter Agre at Dunbar High
PHOTO BY HPS/WILL KIRK
About 80 middle and high school science teachers from
Baltimore public schools gathered at Dunbar High School on
Friday to hear Peter Agre, co-recipient of the 2003 Nobel
Prize in chemistry, talk about the importance of teaching
and the impact his childhood teachers had on his decision
to become a scientist. Since he was awarded the Nobel,
Agre, a professor of
chemistry at the School of Medicine, has used his
public appearances and interviews to advocate for
"There is absolutely nothing we do in society that is
more important than the education of our children. You are
all part of this," Agre said, passing around his Nobel
medal. "I hope you will think of me as the people's
laureate. I am one of you. We're on the same team."
Dunbar High is a professional development school where
students at the Johns Hopkins
School of Professional
Studies in Business and Education and Morgan State
University do their student teaching. The partnership is
designed to improve the Dunbar students' performance
through research-based instruction.
Agre's talk was part of a teachers' in-service
training day. Prior to the lecture, JHU Arts and Sciences
faculty led one-hour seminars. This event was sponsored by
the Graduate Division of Education at SPSBE.
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