2006 ING Unsung Heroes Award Winner

2006 ING Unsung Heroes Award Winners
Congratulations to the 100 winners of the 2006 ING Unsung Heroes awards program. Each of the 100 finalists has won $2,000. Three of them will be selected as Top Winners to receive additional grants of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000.
Award to Dr. Steven H Wool @ The Hudson School Hoboken NJ.
Steven Wool
The Hudson School
Hoboken, NJ

Dr. Wool created the "Jack and the Genestalk" program based on the need to create awareness about the damage that pollutants have on the environment. This project will focus on the isolation, separation and manipulation of DNA from organisms found in polluted areas of Hoboken, and will involve 100 students in grades seven through twelve at The Hudson School who will learn how pollutants change the genetics of common organisms over a period of several years. This project is unique in that the compilation and continuation of results will be performed by the same student body over a six-year period. Every grade will produce results that will be of value in a multi-level research group. A website will be created to track the experiment's progress and keep the public informed about new findings. Dr. Wool believes that the success of this project could trigger similar efforts worldwide as students, teachers, scholars and others get a bird's-eye-view of the school's science neighborhood. He resides in Hoboken.

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