Do you know an outstanding science teacher?

The Outstanding Science Teacher Award given by the New Mexico Academy of Science honors New Mexico STEM 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 and informal science educators throughout New Mexico.

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).

Nominations are open to all grade K-12 teachers and all informal science educators who teach or promote STEM subject(s) in New Mexico. Nominations can come from school administrators, parents or families of students, colleagues, or self. Although applications will be accepted thorough the year, the closing period for the current academic year is October 10. Winners will be notified as soon as a selection has been made and asked to submit a biography and publication ready photo. The actual award will be presented at the NMAS fall meeting.

A nomination consists of an information form and a supporting narrative. The documents should be emailed to the program director, Jane Aubele.

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