Blair science teacher invited to Future of life summit

Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | By Robin Hernandez | 19 years, 3 months ago

Dr. Glenda Torrence, Blair's Magnet research coordinator was awarded a 21st Century Fellowship to attend the Future of Life Summit in Monterey, California from February 19-21. Torrence received the fellowship from the AOL Time Warner Foundation for her "success in cultivating student achievement in science."

According to the Future of Life website, ten high school science teachers from around the country, including New York, Maryland, and California, were selected to attend and participate through Time Magazines 21st Century Fellowship program. The teachers were chosen based on recommendation of Science Service, which directs the Intel Science Talent Search, one of America's oldest and most prestigious science competitions.

The Future of Life summit is a gathering of the world's leaders in science, academics, government, and business to discuss significant biotechnological and scientific advancements. 400 participants attended the summit, including Nobel laureates Dr. James Watson, President of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Hamilton Smith, Scientific Director, Institute for Bioenergy Alternatives (IBEA).

The award came "out of the blue" for Torrence. However she was more than "honored" to attend the summit. "I'm going to remember it for a long time," says Torrence.

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