Chemistry Professor Cited
For Excellence in Teaching
April 3, 1998
iane M. Bunce, an associate professor of chemistry at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has won an excellence in teaching award.
Bunce was selected from among 54 candidates nationwide in the college and university category in the Responsible Care National Catalyst Awards competition sponsored by the Chemical Manufacturers Association. Bunce will receive $5,000, a medal, and a citation, which will be presented at the association's annual meeting June 3-5 in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va.
Bunce, of Gambrills, Md., has been cited previously for her outstanding teaching abilities. In 1993, she was named The Carnegie Foundation's District of Columbia Professor of the Year for excellence in teaching and her innovative teaching methods. She is a familiar face on local television demonstrating the chemistry of everyday life, from the chemistry of Easter egg dyeing to the chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner.
In 1994, Bunce established an in-service teacher training program for high school teachers whose school districts lack funding to train teachers. The program has expanded to include in-service teacher training for elementary and middle school teachers and a one-day college chemistry experience for high school students.
Catholic University is a one-of-a-kind academic center: the national university of the Catholic Church, the only one established by the U.S. bishops, and located in the nation's capital. Established in 1887, the university is private and coeducational with 10 schools: religious studies, philosophy, law, arts and sciences, engineering, social service, nursing, music, library and information science, and architecture and planning. Metropolitan College provides degree programs for nontraditional students.
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