Distinguished secondary science teacher honored

The Kennesaw State University chapter of Sigma Xi‚ the international society for scientific…

Georgia (Apr 18, 2003) — Distinguished secondary science teacher honored



The Kennesaw State University chapter of Sigma Xi‚ the international society for scientific research‚ will present its award for the 2003 Distinguished Secondary Science Teacher to Janet Callahan‚ a biology teacher and division chair at Pope High School. The award will be given Monday‚ April 21‚ at 3:30 p.m. in Science Building Room 109‚ in conjunction with the ENPLAS Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Don Giddens‚ dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech.

The award is presented to a teacher who demonstrates excellence and innovation in the teaching of science at the secondary school level. In addition to teaching and chairing the science division at Pope‚ Callahan has spent summers gaining experience in industrial biochemical research in Coca−Cola research labs; she has been an active member of the Cobb County review committee and the biology textbook committee.

Gidden's lecture‚ "Hemodynamics and Atherosclerosis: Arteries to cells and back again‚" will focus on bioengineering.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu