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NAGT Award Nomination Deadlines

published Mar 10, 2014 1:48pm
Several NAGT Award Programs have upcoming nomination deadlines.

Neil Miner Award
Each year, the NAGT presents the Neil Miner Award to an individual for exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth sciences. The award winner is chosen by a committee consisting of the President of the Association, who serves as Chair; the immediate Past-President; the Secretary/treasurer; and two members recommended by the Executive Committee. Nomination materials should be submitted through the NAGT website. Deadline: April 1

Jim Shea Award
Each year, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers presents the James H. Shea Award to an individual for exceptional contributions in the form of writing and/or editing of Earth science materials (broadly construed) that are of interest to the general public and/or teachers of Earth science. NAGT members may nominate any geoscience educator for this award. The award winner is chosen by a committee consisting of 4 members of NAGT plus the Editor of the Journal of Geoscience Education. Nomination materials should be submitted through the NAGT website. Deadline: April 1

Dottie Stout Professional Development Grants
In honor of Dottie Stout's outstanding work and lifelong dedication to Earth Science Education, NAGT awards grants to faculty and students at 2 year colleges and K-12 teachers in support of participation in Earth science classes or workshops, attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, participation in Earth science field trips, and purchase of Earth science materials for classroom use. Additional information and application form available on the NAGT website Deadline: April 15

Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) Awards
OEST awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible. Ten national finalists are selected, one from each NAGT regional section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award.

The selection of award winners is conducted at the Section level and each Section sets its own deadline for nomination. A listing of the deadlines and contact people for each Section is listed on the program website. The earliest Section deadline is March 15 for the Pacific Northwest Section with other sections following until the middle of May. So check out your Section's deadline and get your nominations in via the website.

Robert Christman Award
The Robert Christman Distinguished Service Award was established by the Executive Committee in April, 2008 to recognize individuals who have provided long, distinguished service to the Association at the national and/or section level. Recipients of the Robert Christman Distinguished Service Award are selected by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. Although an award recipient may be selected annually, the award was not established as an annual award. Nominations may be made through the NAGT website. Deadline: ongoing

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