Public Service Awards 2006

Hannah Sevian, UMass Boston

For her commitment to providing science education of the highest quality to all students, especially those in urban public school systems. She is the Principal Investigator for the Boston Science Partnership, a $12.5 million National Science Foundation-financed project designed to improve science achievement for students in grades six to 12 in the Boston Public Schools.

University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Hannah Sevian's work addresses a critical need of the Commonwealth: K-12 science education. She has demonstrated a commitment to providing science education of the highest quality to all students, especially underrepresented, overlooked or underprivileged K-12 students in urban communities.

She has written a proposal to establish a "universal design model teaching laboratory." She oversees the Improving Teacher Quality project with the Transition to Teaching Boston Teachers Licensure program, and co-authored "World Class: the Massachusetts Agenda to meet the International Challenge for Math and Science Educated Students."

Professor Sevian is also the Principal Investigator of the Boston Science Partnership - a $12.5 million, National Science Foundation-funded project that seeks to improve grade 6-12 student achievement in science throughout the Boston Public Schools. She is also co-Principal Investigator on the Watershed-Integrated Science Partnership ($3.5 million) that provides graduate students majoring in science with "a rich, year-long experience in the Boston, Milton and Dedham school districts to prepare them to interact with K-12 education throughout their teaching careers."

Public Service Awards 2006

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