Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator Award

Author: Nicky Penttila
Published: November 14, 2022

Full report from Neuroscience 2022

Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler and BioBus High School Junior Scientists observe the morphology of Drosophila melanogaster exposed to high salt and high sugar diets. BioBase Harlem, Columbia University Zuckerman Institute, New York City, 2022. (photo courtesy of Sedami Yevide)

Each year, the Society for Neuroscience recognizes outstanding neuroscientists who have strongly added to public education and awareness about the field. The Dana Foundation sponsors these awards. This year’s award was presented to Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler, M.Phil., a neuroscientist and science educator with 14 years of experience in science outreach. Hirschfeld-Stoler is a Senior Community Scientist for BioBus, a science outreach nonprofit that helps K-12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science. BioBus serves students from groups that are underrepresented in the STEM fields due to their gender, race, or physical access. At BioBus, Hirschfeld-Stoler develops and implements inquiry-based STEM programs based on cutting-edge science and hands-on pedagogy in BioBus’ community lab spaces, providing students with early and rich exposure to meaningful neuroscience experiences. 

To read the full interview with Tessa, visit Dana.org