Dr David Wright, chemistry lecturer on the International Foundation Year, has been awarded the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Education Award for his enthusiasm, commitment and inspiration in sharing his love of chemistry with students, teachers and technicians leading to an increased understanding of the subject.
David has taught students in the Department for two years and was until recently chemistry teacher at the local Kendrick girls’ school.
‘I am surprised but honoured and delighted to receive this award. I taught Chemistry in schools for many years, and after my retirement from Kendrick School I joined the International Foundation Programme at the University of Reading, teaching Chemistry to students from a wide range of countries. I really enjoy working with students from many different cultures and backgrounds, and sharing my enthusiasm for the subject with them. It is also a pleasure to work with colleagues both in IFP and in the University of Reading Chemistry Department, on whose expertise I often draw whilst teaching the Foundation course.’
This is the third RSC Education award won by staff at Reading in the past 3 years.