ARLINGTON, Va.—June 9, 2020—The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) announced the winners of the 2020 NSTA Teacher Awards program, which honors K–12 teachers, principals, professors and other science education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science education. In lieu of the in-person event, award winners are being formally recognized during various virtual award ceremonies, scheduled during late May and early June.
“Congratulations to this year’s extraordinary winners—educators who inspire their students every day through their passion and love of teaching,” said Elizabeth Allan, President of the National Science Teaching Association.
NSTA is honoring the following award recipients:
NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award, sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
NSTA Distinguished Teaching Award, sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
NSTA Presidential Citation
Corteva Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor National Recognition, sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
Northrop Grumman Excellence in Engineering Education Award, sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation
Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards
Ron Mardigian Bio-Rad Explorer Award, sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories
SeaWorld Environmental Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Shell Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Shell
Shell Science Lab Challenge, sponsored by Shell, outfitted by Carolina Biological Supply Company
Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, sponsored by Shell, outfitted by Carolina Biological Supply Company
Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award, sponsored by Shell
Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers
Vernier Software & Technology Awards, sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
NSTA encourages science educators to apply for its 2021 NSTA Teacher Awards. For information, visit https://www.nsta.org/awards-and-recognition-program.
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
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