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STAT AWARDS 2017

Do you know an outstanding teacher who has made notable contributions to science education?  Well, you're in the right place! Here, you can submit yourself, a friend, colleague, or mentor for a STAT Award.  Award recipients receive a variety of prizes and recognition, including plaques, honorariums, and VIP tickets to CAST 2017 events.

 

The deadline for awards submissions is August 24, 2017.
  

 


 

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS AND THEIR REQUIREMENTS


Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Awards - Click to APPLY


Rookie Science Teacher of the Year: Awarded to a STAT member in their first or second year of teaching.
Elementary Science Teacher of the Year: Awarded to an EC-4 teacher and STAT member.
Middle School Science Teacher of the Year: Awarded to a 5-8 teacher and STAT member.
High School Science Teacher of the Year: Awarded to a 9-12 teacher and STAT member.

 

Description: Winner receives a plaque, an honorarium of $1,500, and 2 tickets to the STAT VIP Event, CAST registration and travel reimbursement.

 

Requirements: Membership in STAT. Provide evidence of creativity in the classroom, where TEKS are taught effectively, classroom management exceeds expectations, and safety procedures are followed.  Applications will be graded based on the rubric here.

 

STAT Distinguished Leadership in Science Award Administrator - click to apply

 

Description: Awarded to a non-teaching Administrator in EC-12. Winner will receive an honorarium of $1,500, 2 STAT VIP Event Tickets for CAST 2017, CAST registration and travel reimbursement.

 

Requirements: Evidence of outstanding support of science education at the district or state level, a curriculum vitae, and one or more letter of support that addresses the award criteria. This may be submitted by a principal, vice principal, area superintendent, colleague, former student, and/or parents of former students. STAT membership required. Applications will be graded based on the rubric here.

 

Skoog Cup College faculty or staff - click to apply

 

Description: Awarded to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education. Winner receives the Skoog Cup trophy, 2 STAT VIP Event Tickets, and an honorarium provided by Texas Tech for the recipient to attend the Harvest Dinner at Texas Tech. Awarded at the CAST Opening Ceremony, presented by Gerald Skoog.

 

Requirements: Awarded to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education. Winner receives the Skoog Cup trophy, 2 STAT VIP Event Tickets, and an honorarium of $500 provided by Texas Tech, an honorarium provided by STAT of $500, CAST registration and travel reimbursement. Applications will be graded based on the rubric here.

 

STAT RECOGNITION OF SERVICE TO SCIENCE EDUCATION BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY

 

Description: Awarded to a business or industry that has supported science education. Winner receives 2 STAT VIP Event Tickets. This award is not open for applications as the winner is determined by the STAT Executive Committee.  Recommendations for consideration for this award may be sent to president@statweb.org.

 

Requirements:  Provide Evidence of outstanding support of science education at the district or state level, a curriculum vitae, and one or more letter of support that addresses the award criteria. This may be submitted by a principal, vice principal, area superintendent, colleague, former student, and/or parents of former students. STAT membership required. Winner will be appointed and determined by the STAT Executive Committee.

 

Virginia Woods Award 

 

Description: Awarded as an ongoing recognition of Virginia Woods' contributions to science education in general, and to the Science Teachers Association of Texas in particular. It is the highest award STAT can bestow upon a member for contributions to science education. Winner will receive a plaque, a honorarium of $2,500, CAST registration and travel reimbursement, and 2 Tickets to the STAT VIP Event. This award is not open for applications as the winner is determined by the STAT Executive Committee.  Recommendations for consideration for this award may be sent to president@statweb.org.

 

Requirements: The recipient must be a long standing member of STAT (at least 20 years), and has made significant contributions to science education, including any or all of the following: outstanding leadership and service in STAT activities; longstanding leadership in a field of science education; outstanding contributions to the improvement of science curriculum; scholarly writing in the field of science education; contributions to science education over a significant length of time; overall excellence of contributions to STAT and science education. One letter of nomination and two to five letters or support, plus the nominees curriculum vitae, are required. This award will only be given when an exceedingly worthy individual is identified. STAT membership required. Winner will be appointed and determined by the STAT Executive Committee.

 

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