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Collier Row scientist wins prestigious award for education work

11:26 07 May 2014

Dr Keith Taber

Dr Keith Taber

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A scientist has won a prestigious award recognising his contribution to education.

Dr Keith Taber, who works at the University of Cambridge, and hails from Collier Row, has received the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Education Award for 2014.

He teaches about educational research methods on a range of courses, supervising masters and doctoral students, and is chair of the Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Academic Group.

“It’s pleasing to win,” said Dr Taber, who taught chemistry and physics at Havering College in Ardleigh Green Road from 1988 to 1999.

“I always enjoyed science at school. By the end of primary school I knew what I wanted to do. The career’s advisor always used to say ‘do you still want to do science at university?’

“I’m a fan of the theory of education as well as being a teacher. I enjoyed the PGCE course. There were bits of philosophy in it, I found it interesting - the idea of learning.”

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s prizes and awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences.

Dr Taber has had his work published academically and has come a long way since his days at North Romford Comprehensive.

Dr Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said: “Each year we present prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made an outstanding contribution, be that in their area of research, industry or academia.

“We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity and these prizes and awards give recognition to true excellence.

“Our winners can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important chemical scientists in history.”

Fourty-seven previous winners of the awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling.

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