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.
One of our signature programs is the NM Junior Academy of Science paper competition. Students in grades 6-12 write a scientific paper and present their research with an oral PowerPoint. Students must complete research, but Science fair participation is not required. This year (like last year), the competition will be held via Zoom.
Download the flyer or visit our NMJAS page for details and resources.
The application deadline is February 16, 2021 for the March 4-5, 2021 virtual competition.
Thanks to all who voted in the November election for NMAS Board members. Congratulations to these elected members of the board:
Beginning in 1962, the NMAS has presented awards intermittently to New Mexicans for “Outstanding Contributions and Distinguished Service to Science and Scientific Education in New Mexico.” Awardees in the past have included Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II, Chief of the U.S. Army Air Corps Aero-Medical Laboratory and founder of Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, Clyde Tombaugh, NMSU, the discoverer of Pluto, and Norris Bradbury, Los Alamos, for whom the Bradbury Museum is named.
NMAS gave the Outstanding Science Award, in 2020, to Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness, UNM.
New Mexico Academy of Science