$1,000 – Program Summary: This award honors one female student in grades 5-8 who is exceptionally involved in and has a strong passion for STEM. The award has been established in honor of Gerry Wheeler and his outstanding dedication to NSTA and lifelong commitment to science education.
Award: The awardee will be honored at the Teachers Awards Banquet at the NSTA National Conference, and presented at her school. The award will consist of a $1,000 US EE Savings Bond or Canada Savings Bond purchased for the equivalent issue price.
Eligibility: This award is open to any female student in grades 5 – 8, who is a resident of the United States, US Territories, or Canada, and is enrolled full time in public, private, or home school. NSTA employees, NSTA Board and Council members, award judges and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
Criteria for Judging: Excellence of involvement or strong connection to science is the main criteria for selection of the recipient. ★ Extent of involvement in and passion for STEM ★ Evidence of sustained accomplishments or progress/interest in STEM ★ Evidence that the student’s interest in STEM has impacted others ★ Quality of support materials
Go to http://static.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Angela.pdf for more information.