pgEd’s Director of Education Dana Waring is honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Phillip Marcoux award for her successes in informal science education in the state of Maine. Dana has visited hundreds of students, often at the invitation of Maine Science Teacher Association members, talking about ethical, social and personal issues in genetics. pgEd is thrilled to have our work recognized by such a wonderful organization, and is grateful for the warm welcome Dana and pgEd’s materials have received over the years. Dana was especially thrilled to receive the award from Maria Palopoli, a 2009 Presidential Award winner for Excellence in Teaching for Math and Science, and currently a 5th grade teacher at Harriet Beecher Stowe School in Brunswick, Maine. Maria Palopoli is also a Board member of the Maine Science Teacher Association. At this year’s conference, in addition to receiving this award, Dana and Maria co-presented materials that updated teachers on advances in genetic engineering and used a mock court case developed by Maria to explore ethical and scientific issues.