Former Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) director Inés Cifuentes has won this year’s Hispanic Heritage Award for Math and Science. Instituted by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are the most prestigious Hispanic honors in America. The award citation recognizes Dr. Cifuentes’ role in creating CASE and notes that “during the ten years she directed CASE, more than 1,000 teachers were trained in science, mathematics, and technology, and a group of 50 talented CASE mentor teachers were nurtured”. Now at the American Geophysical Union, she won the 2006 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year award from the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida