2005 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty members Peter Berget and Gordon Rule receive the highest awards for teaching from the Mellon College of Science

 Peter Berget  Gordon Rule
 Dr. Peter Berget  Dr. Gordon Rule

Peter Berget, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, received the Richard Moore Education Award for his "substantial and sustained contributions to the educational mission of MCS." In the courses he teaches, including a course on the molecular biology of prokaryotes and seminars for first-year students on genes and diseases, Berget instructs students to read and criticize scientific papers and to use technology to access information.

The Julius Ashkin Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Gordon Rule, Professor of Biological Sciences. This award recognizes his creativity, innovation and commitment to each of his students. Both faculty and students praised his ability to use a variety of techniques - clever in-class demonstrations, interactive Web sites - to accommodate each student's learning style.