Recently, Professor Savita Ladage from Mumbai received the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Nyholm Prize for Education in recognition of her contributions to chemistry education.
About Nyholm prize
- It is awarded to inspirational, innovative and dedicated individuals or teams making a substantial and sustained impact within education.
- It celebrates individuals working in primary, secondary, further education, and higher education, encompassing teachers, technicians, and more.
- It recognises a major national or international research or innovation contribution to the field of chemical science education.
- This prize was established to commemorate the life and work of Sir Ronald Nyholm, president of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1968 to 1970.
- It is awarded annually.
- The prize alternates between being open to nominees both in the UK and Ireland and internationally, and open only to nominations from the UK and Ireland.
- For 2023, the prize was open to nominees based anywhere in the world.
- The winner(s) receives £5000, a medal and a certificate.
- The winner(s) will complete a series of lectures or workshops in the UK.
- The winner(s) will be chosen by the Education Prize Committee.
Q1) What is Chemistry?
Chemistry is a branch of natural science that deals principally with the properties of substances, the changes they undergo, and the natural laws that describe these changes.