Brewer Honored as Western Michigan Alumnus

Steven D. Brewer, senior lecturer II in biology and director of the Biology Computer Resource Center, received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from the Mallinson Center for Science Education at Western Michigan University (WMU).

Brewer, who received a master’s in geology and a Ph.D. in science education in 1996, was one of 20 alumni recognized by the WMU College of Arts and Sciences.

In a seminar for current students and faculty, Brewer spoke about the path that led him to select science education as a course of study, how he has translated what he learned into practical experience in his role at UMass Amherst, and some of the current key challenges facing science education and public higher education.

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