Do you know an outstanding science teacher?

Do you know an outstanding science teacher?
Two outstanding educators are honored each year at the annual November NMAS meeting with a commemoration, a monetary award, and classroom materials. Each winner and a guest are provided a hotel room, event registration and meal for the annual award ceremony.  This award is augmented by a monetary award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). If you know an outstanding teacher, nominate him or her ...
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Call to Action for Science Education

Call to Action for Science Education
Call to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future articulates a vision for high quality science education, describes the gaps in opportunity that currently exist for many students, and outlines key priorities that need to be addressed in order to advance better, more equitable science education across grades K-16. This report makes recommendations for state and federal policy makers on ways to support equitable, productive pathways for all students to thrive and have opportunities to pursue careers that build on scientific skills and concepts. Call to Action for Science Education challenges the policy-making community at state and federal levels to acknowledge the importance of science, make science education a core national priority, and empower and give local communities ...
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Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
In 2017, the New Mexico Science Standards were under review. NMAS and many other organizations throughout the state supported direct adoption of the 2013 Next Generation Science Standard from the National Academy of Science ...
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NMAS 2021 Outstanding New Mexico Science Teachers Awardees

NMAS 2021 Outstanding New Mexico Science Teachers Awardees
The Outstanding Science Teacher Award given by the New Mexico Academy of Science honors New Mexico science and math educators. The Academy recognizes educators who provide opportunities for students to succeed in science. The award has been given since 1968 and  nominations are open to all preK-12 teachers and all Informal Science educators throughout New Mexico.

This year, our two amazing awardees are Megan Strain, from Las Cruces and Kerrie Thatcher, from Carlsbad ...
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Recognize an Outstanding Educator

Recognize an Outstanding Educator

Nominate an outstanding science teacher for recognition by NM Academy of Science
Deadline October 8, 2021

Open to all grade K -12 Science teachers and informal science educators in public and private settings. NMAS recognizes those who provide exemplary opportunities for students’ STEM learning.

The Academy honors two outstanding educators each year at the annual NMAS symposium/meeting with an engraved plaque, a monetary award provided by ACS, and classroom materials. Awards will be given virtually this year at the NMAS Annual Meeting on Friday November 12, 2021.

Nominations can come from school administrators, parents or families of students, colleagues, or self. Nominations are accepted at any time on a rolling basis ...
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New Mexico Junior Academy of Science – 2021 State Winners

New Mexico Junior Academy of Science - 2021 State Winners
Congratulations to all of the students who presented their research at the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science competition. 1st Place – Aditya Kiran Koushik, La Cueva High School, Albuquerque: Designing a Monte Carlo python computer program to model random mutations across T-cell resistant sequences and hotspots in the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein 2nd Place – Karin Ebey, Los Alamos High School; Climate change on crocodilians: modeling the effects of phenological shifts 3rd Place – McKenna Collins, Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science: Just passing through: using hemispheric sensing with trajectory prediction to mechanically dodge space debris 4th Place – Gabriel Gurule, Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science: Solving the issue of inefficiency for multiple faceted variable energy systems ...
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High School Seniors Selected to Attend 2021 National Youth Science Camp

High School Seniors Selected to Attend 2021 National Youth Science Camp

The New Mexico Academy of Science, in conjunction with the National Youth Science Foundation has selected two delegates to represent New Mexico at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). High school seniors with demonstrated accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as leadership skills are invited to apply. Each state selects two delegates from qualified applicants.

Karin Ebey and Othello Gamboa are the 2021 New Mexico delegates. Ebey, a senior at Los Alamos High School, has distinguished herself locally and nationally with her research on population dynamics in crocodilians. Gamboa, who attends NM School for the Arts, is interested in NYSCamp so he can delve more deeply into the connections between the arts ...
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NMAS Outstanding Educator Award

NMAS Outstanding Educator Award

​The New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) presented two Outstanding Teacher Awards during the Annual Meeting / 2020 Research Symposium. These awards honor New Mexico science and math educators, and have been given since 1968. The Academy recognizes teachers who provide opportunities for students to succeed. Nominations are open to all science and math teachers in New Mexico. Each year the Academy honors two outstanding classroom or informal science teachers nominated from throughout New Mexico. The teachers are honored with awards at the NMAS Annual Meeting and also receive an award from our collaborative partner, the American Chemical Society.

In 2020, the Outstanding New Mexico Science Teachers are: Eva Abeyta and Lena Eddings.

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