Patsy Dickinson, Bowdoin’s Josiah Little Professor of Natural Sciences in the biology and neuroscience departments, has won an “Educator of the Year” award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN). The award was presented to Dickinson at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.
“[Patsy] has managed to combine teaching, research, mentoring, and service at the highest possible levels,” wrote colleagues Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Hadley Horch and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Rick Thompson in their nomination letter.
“Bowdoin’s neuroscience program is as strong as it is today because of Patsy’s singular vision, dogged determination, inspirational presence in the lab and classroom, and incredible work ethic. In addition, Patsy has inspired many dozens of students, and many of them young women, to pursue science-related careers.”
“The award brings to the attention of a larger audience what we at Bowdoin have long known — that Patsy’s commitment and dedication to research and education in her fields of biology and neuroscience are truly exceptional,” said Cristle Collins Judd, Bowdoin’s Dean for Academic Affairs.
“We’re proud of this recognition and of the work Patsy continues to do here at Bowdoin. She has had an extraordinary impact on generations of Bowdoin students.”