Thomas Henry Huxley Award

This award named in honor of Darwin's very public supporter T. H. Huxley, was established in 2013 to recognise outreach and education achievement for early and mid career scientists.  Winners of this award are provided with support to present on behalf of the Society for the Study of Evolution at the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).  Annual calls for nomination will be advertised on the SSE web site and through appropriate Evolutionary Biology web sources such as EVOLDIR in late January/early February. 


The SSE Education Committee is pleased to announce the T. H. Huxley award, named in honor of Darwin's very public supporter, which recognizes and promotes the development of high quality evolution education resources.   If you have an interesting project or educational activity to share, consi d er applying for this award.  Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.  This award provides funding for an SSE member to present evolution education resources at the National Association of Biology Teachers ( annual conference.   This year’s NABT conference will be held Nov. 3-6, 2016 in Denver, CO.  

We will begin accepting nominations/application January 1, 2017. The deadline for applying for the 2017 Huxley award is April 4, 2017.

Questions?  Contact Louise Mead ( or Kristin Jenkins (

Louise Mead and Kristin Jenkins on behalf of the SSE Education & Outreach Committee


Previous Winners

2016 awardees
Amanda Gibson and Ariel Marcy 

Amanda Gibson, Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Department of Biology, Indiana University
Designed a hands-on game that requires students to collaborate to generate data and test predictions of the Red Queen Hypothesis.

Ariel Marcy - University of Queensland
Created Go Extinct! Players become zoologists competing to collect color –coded sets of closely related animal cards.

2015 awardee
Dr. Phil Gibson 
University of Oklahoma
How To Use Tree Thinking To Teach Plant Diversity and Evolution

2014 awardee
Dr. Jonathan Atwell,
Indiana University
Say Hello to the Junco! Teaching Evolution, Behavior, Genetics, and the Scientific Process with a Common Backyard Bird!

2013 awardee
Dr. William Ratcliff 
Georgia Tech
Yeast Experiment Hints at a Faster Evolution From Single Cells
Information on the awarded work: [1] [2] [3]