2020 STAT Innovation Awards

With astounding creativity and ingenuity, science educators inspire students to discover the world through science in classrooms across Texas every day. In the spirit of collaboration and curiosity, the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is proud to announce the 2020 STAT Innovation Awards. These awards recognize the best and brightest science initiatives in Texas while also offering solutions to the resource challenges besetting science instruction in our state.

Four STAT Innovation Awards, up to $5,000 each, will be presented to purchase materials and resources to implement or sustain an innovative science education program or initiative. Award funds will be presented to the recipient’s school rather than to the individual educator or group of educators.

2019 STAT Innovation Award Winners
2020 STAT Innovation Award Application


Monday, April 13 Applications Open
Monday, June 15 Applications Close
By Mid-August Recipients Notified
November 5 - 7 Recognition at CAST 2020


Award Eligibility and Guidelines

Award applicant(s) must be a(n)—
  • Current member of STAT
  • Current PreK-12 classroom teacher or instructional coach
  • An employee of a public school, charter school or private nonprofit school
Project award funds may only be:
  • Used to purchase classroom resources that directly support the project
  • Awarded to the applicant’s school—not the individual applicant(s)
Award recipients agree to:
  • Attend the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) to be recognized and participate in a panel on their project.
  • Grant STAT permission to use their name, photo, and any award-related media in STAT communications.
  • Collect a STAT photo release form for each student featured in any award-related publicity.
  • Include the hashtag #STATGivesBack in all individual, campus, or district award-related social media posts.
  • Submit a final project summary in the form of a blog post or video (other formats will be considered).
2020 STAT Innovation Award Application