$5,000 – A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into the science classroom and the critical need for making students proficient in the practices used by engineers in the field. See the NSTA Position Statement on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Section II Conceptual Shifts in the NGSS. One award will be awarded annually.
Eligibility: The applicant must be a K–12 public school science/technology teacher. Individuals must have a minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience. Awardees will have exhibited excellence in engineering science education.
Award: The award consists of $5000 for classroom materials and equipment, a cash prize of $3000, and $2000 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The awardee will be presented the award at the Teacher Awards Banquet at the National Conference.
Go to http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx#northropgrumman for more information.