NSB Teacher wins Prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award 2018
Northampton School for Boys teacher Mrs Naomi Hennah, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Education Award winner for 2018. She was born in Belfast and raised in Sheffield.
Mrs Hennah is a Science and Chemistry teacher, and receives the award for the development and promotion of the importance of language and literacy approaches in chemistry education practical work. She receives £2000 and a medal, as well as £1000 for her school science department.
On receiving the award she said: “I am delighted and honoured. I am an ordinary teacher who enjoys what they do and seeks to do it better. I have a particular passion for chemistry and try to share its wonder with my students.”
Dr Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said:
“The chemical sciences are vital for the wellbeing of our world and chemical scientists help to change people’s lives for the better. That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate the innovation and expertise of our community through our prizes and awards.
“This year’s inspiring and influential winners come from a range of specialisms, backgrounds, countries and communities. Each has done their bit to advance excellence in the chemical sciences – to improve the lives of people around the world now and in the future.”
Our winners are recognised for the originality and impact of their research, or for their contributions to the chemical sciences industry or chemistry education. The awards also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, and the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.
An illustrious list of 50 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including 2016 Nobel laureates Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 175 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.
Rewarding Excellence and Gaining Recognition
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. We want to reward those undertaking excellent work in the chemical sciences from across the world.
There are over 80 Prizes and Awards in our main portfolio, all of which aim to accurately reflect the broad scope of achievement in our community. So whether you work in research, business, industry or education, recognition is open to everyone.
More information is available at: rsc.li/prizes-awards
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