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Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators Call for Nominations

Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
For more than 20 years, the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators has been recognizing the lasting contributions of individuals to science education. Inductees have included elementary, middle school, and high school classroom teachers, college and university professors, administrators, and practitioners of informal science education. As of October, 2015 there have been over one hundred inductees. The Hall of Fame selection committee announces that it has begun accepting nominations for the 2016 class! The deadline for nominations is September 15th, 2016. The award ceremony will take place at the MSELA Science Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Criteria for Nominations:
The individual should have been involved in science education in Massachusetts for a minimum of twenty years. The individual should have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and/or science teaching in Massachusetts. 
  • Has had an effect in school(s) and/or system (s). 
  • Has had an effect statewide/regionally. 
  • Has had an impact nationally. 
  • Has introduced/modified new teaching/learning programs. 
  • Has done workshops and lectures for student groups. 
  • Has publications related to science/education of value to science educators. 
  • Has provided service to professional organizations. 
  • There is evidence of enthusiastic and continual search for knowledge.
  • There is evidence of leadership in science education. 
  • There is evidence of long-term impact on students. 
  • There has been recognition of contributions such as awards/citations from recognized groups. 
Many science educators in Massachusetts are deserving of recognition. We need your help in identifying the most dedicated individuals in our state. The procedure for nomination is:
  1. Send the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of your nominee to the name listed below. Include one page telling why you are nominating this person. 
  2. Inform the nominee of your nomination and tell them to provide us with: (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) three letters of reference. Please limit these references to two pages each. 
Direct questions or send the resume and letters of reference to: Harriet Page at 19 Sandie Lane, Marblehead, MA 01945 (e-mail is

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