Broverman Wins Citizen Science Award

Kenyan school for girls among "extraordinary contributions"

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER), a program of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement,has awarded its William E. Bennett Award for extraordinary contributions to citizen science to Sherryl Broverman, an associate professor of the practice in biology and global health. Broverman was cited for her 15-year collaboration with colleagues in Kenya and the establishment of the Women’s Institute of Secondary Education & Research (WISER) Secondary school. In her acceptance, Broverman said, “Hundreds of families in a rural village in Kenya who never thought that their girl was worth anything or worth educating now have their girls in high school and even university, because we’ve graduated two classes now. SENCER’s reach is both profound and wide.”