Biotech history education at core of Life Sciences Foundation new hire

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(PR NewsChannel) / August 8, 2013 / SAN FRANCISCO 

AnneAnne (“Annie”) Burnett joined the Life Sciences Foundation (LSF) as the director of education on July 24. LSF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to capturing the history, preserving the heritage, and sharing the stories of biotechnology.

Burnett will help LSF develop programs that effectively introduce the story of biotechnology to diverse, national audiences through education partnerships, outreach efforts, and virtual engagement opportunities.

She brings 15 years of education experience to the Foundation. Most recently, Burnett served as national director of programs for Nature Bridge, a field science education provider targeting K-12 teachers and students. In this role, she established strategic partnerships with such organizations as the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institute, California Academy of Sciences and many more. Before working at Nature Bridge, she was a senior leader and science teacher responsible for developing curriculum and innovative evaluation techniques for an expeditionary learning school.

Burnett first became interested in science during a sixth grade field trip to a science education center. She grew determined to teach others about natural history and the life sciences despite her otherwise negative experiences in formal science education throughout her childhood. Driven by her passion for building science interest and confidence among students and teachers while shrinking national achievement gaps, Burnett looks forward to building programs highlighting a rich and inspiring biotech legacy.

Burnett completed a bachelor’s degree in geology and environmental studies from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in journalism with emphases in science and environmental writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also a licensed secondary science teacher. 

“We are fortunate to have connected with someone with such a passion for science education,” says Heather Erickson, President and CEO of the Life Sciences Foundation. “Anne will help LSF to advance its mission to inspire future generations by bringing biotech stories to a wider audience”.

The Life Sciences Foundation is fulfilling its mission through archive collections, interviews with biotech pioneers, and educational events and activities.

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SOURCE:  Life Sciences Foundation

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