Philadelphia – June 4, 2013 –FMC Agricultural Products has partnered with the Entomological Foundation to recognize and encourage teachers to bring knowledge and hands-on experience from the lab back to the classroom through the FMC Educator Fellowship Program. FMC announces Timothy Anderson and Richard Shevalier, III., as recipients of this year’s fellowship.
“Through this opportunity, the fellows will have hands-on science education by fully engaging with FMC researchers and scientists helping them to progress as leaders of science and technology education,” said Thomas Anderson, Ph.D., Group Leader, Insecticides, FMC Agricultural Products Global R&D.
Timothy Anderson and Shevalier will team up with FMC scientists at the FMC Agricultural Products Global Innovations Center in Ewing, N.J. Throughout the summer, they will be involved in entomological research with their mentor at FMC and be provided with an opportunity to develop new teaching strategies with long-term scholarly collaborations. Fellows will attend the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, where they will present a recap of their fellowship with FMC and learn from other scientists.
Timothy Anderson, from Princeton, N.J., has been a science teacher at Princeton High School for the past 15 years. He has also served as the science team coach throughout his time at Princeton High. Prior to teaching, Timothy Anderson worked in science research and applied technology for 13 years. He earned a master’s degree in marine environmental science with an emphasis in entomology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
A native of Glen Gardner, N.J., Shevalier has been the science department supervisor at Voorhees High School for the past six years. In addition, he teaches three science classes. Previously, he taught science curriculum at North Hunterdon High School for 18 years. Shevalier earned a master’s degree in biological sciences from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Rutgers University Newark.
Teachers of elementary school through college were sought for this opportunity to conduct research involving insects. From many highly qualified applicants, fellows were selected by the Entomological Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1991 to excite young people about science through insects.
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