Nancy Boury Receives Distance Education Teaching Award

Microbes rule the world. That’s a fact Nancy Boury shares with all her students.

Nancy Boury, an assistant professor in plant pathology and microbiology, received the Distance Education Teaching Award. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research at Iowa State University during her 20-year career. 

Boury incorporates real-life scenarios into her classes. In one class she asked students to bring evidence both for and against the idea that microbes can influence weight gain. She also asked students to analyze the source of the research they used as evidence.

Her goal is to encourage students to reach their full potential, provide an active learning experience and bring science to life.

For more about how she brings science to the classroom, read her STORIES feature, "Bringing Science to the Classroom."

April 8, 2020