2018 STAT STATEWIDE AWARDS

STAT is proud to recognize excellence in and dedication to the field of science education through its annual award programs. Award recipients are recognized during STAT’s annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) and receive an honorarium, complimentary CAST registration and CAST travel reimbursement.

Applications are now closed. The deadline was Sept. 12.

A committee of STAT members will review all applications and select award recipients.

Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Awards Presented by Chevron

The Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Awards presented by Chevron recognize excellence in science teaching. The awards are presented to STAT members in the following categories:

  • Rookie Science Teacher of the Year (first or second year of teaching)
  • Elementary Science Teacher of the Year (Early Childhood–Grade 4)      
  • Middle School Science Teacher of the Year (Grades 5–8)
  • High School Science Teacher of the Year (Grades 9–12)

Requirements:

  • STAT membership
  • Evidence of creativity in the classroom and dedication to community involvement and professional growth as demonstrated on application form
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from parent, student or administrator

Distinguished Leadership in Science Award Presented by Chevron

The Distinguished Leadership in Science Award presented by Chevron recognizes outstanding support of science education at the district or state level by a non-teaching administrator in Early Childhood through Grade 12.

Requirements:

  • STAT membership
  • Evidence of efforts to advance science education as demonstrated on application form
  • Resume / curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from a principal, vice principal, area superintendent, colleague, former student or parents of former students

Skoog Cup College Faculty Award

The Skoog Cup College Faculty Award is presented to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions to and leadership in the development of quality science education. The award is presented by STAT and the Texas Tech University Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program and is named for Dr. Gerald Skoog, the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University.

Requirements:

  • STAT membership
  • Evidence of efforts to advance the quality of science education as demonstrated on application form
  • Resume / curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from colleague, mentor, or current or former student

Virginia Woods Award

The Virginia Woods Award is the highest award STAT can bestow on a member for contributions to science education. The award is named for Virginia Woods, STAT’s longtime executive secretary. The award recipient is selected by the STAT Executive Board. Recommendations for potential recipients may be sent to [email protected].