Science Awards Inquiry-Based Instruction Prize to Biologist Brian White
July 27, 2012
In its press release of July 26, 2012, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science announced that UMass Boston Associate Professor of Biology Brian White is the winner of the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. White won the award for his creation of Aipotu, a computer-simulated world in which students apply the tools of genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology and evolution to develop an understanding of the formation of color in a flower. For complete details on Aipotu, read White's essay "Aipotu: Simulation from Nucleotides to Populations and Back Again" that was just published in Science. Science is the world's leading journal of original scienitific research, global news, and commentary.