Recognition overhaul for educators
The new prizes come as part of a major overhaul of our recognition structures to be fairer, more inclusive and representative of modern chemical science.
"The world of teaching at all levels is increasingly filled with fantastic innovations, for example new apps and teaching methods that have overcome both old and new barriers to education," said Samia El-Ali, head of chemistry at Claremont High School and part of the working group that proposed the new awards. "That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the new Horizon Prizes, which will champion and celebrate these innovations."
"I believe the new structure will encourage champions of the diverse chemistry communities to be nominated, recognised and represented. The new prizes have been designed to recognise the incredible work of technicians as well as teachers, and to highlight the collaborative nature of chemistry education."