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Dr. Horace Errol Walcott Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who for Excellence in Zoological Medicine
Dr. Walcott has been a judge for the Google Science Fair
Brooklyn, NY, September 9, 2013, Dr. Horace Errol Walcott, Scientist and Educator for the NYC Department of Education, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in zoological medicine.
After beginning his career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Walcott began teaching and conducting research in biomimicry and biomechanics, which he’s been doing for the past 14 years. Well-known throughout his industry for his work in the subjects, he also mentors students for competitions, ushering in the next generation of forward-thinking and groundbreaking scientists. While his current projects include the development of a solar energy-powered aircraft and boats for environmental monitoring, Dr. Walcott’s areas of expertise include zoological medicine, toxicology analysis and ecological assessment.
Dr. Walcott’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary studies and animal science from Tuskegee University, a Master of Science in wild animal health and zoo medicine from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee as well. Prior to joining the NYC Department of Education, he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in the South American nation of Guyana, helping to control rabies outbreaks among cattle along a river region and serving as a consultant to the Georgetown Zoological Park. He was also a research associate in the Tulane University School of Public Health and a visiting scholar at New York University.
A member of the American Association of Advancement of Science, the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, and the American Chemical Society, he has received numerous accolades, including the 2010 Siemens Foundation Founders Award and nomination as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was also a semi-finalist for the 2013 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Award.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Walcott intends to become involved with a project featuring other scientists to create a floating universe designed to enhance environmental services around the world.
For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidewhoswho.com.
Anneke Moresco spent the last year doing post doctoral work at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Anneke and colleagues participated in a conservation and reproduction project for the black-footed cat in South Africa. See the spotlight HERE. Photo credit Dr. Alex Sliwa (curator at the Cologne zoo)