November 29, 2012
Chancellor Michael F. Collins was on hand to welcome the honorees, while program co-founder Stephen Doxsey, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and cell & developmental biology, served as master of ceremonies. Dr. Doxsey launched the AP Bio Labs Program in 1999 along with Jane Raabis, chair of the Department of Science and AP biology teacher at Worcester’s North High School.
“Many faculty members have a story of an early mentor who was instrumental in getting them excited about a career in science, myself included,” said Doxsey. “They feel strongly about educating young kids. The idea is to get them interested in science as early as possible.”
“The opportunity for our students to get to perform experiments in real laboratories using real equipment is a selling point for the AP course,” said Raabis. “They look forward to it, remember it and are impressed by it.”
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