Three Texas science teachers will receive $5,000 each and an expense-paid trip to TexMed 2013 in San Antonio in May. Their schools will receive a $2,000 award to use toward the science curriculum. In addition, second-place winners receive $500 for their schools.
The annual awards recognize and reward elementary, middle, and high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students because innovative teaching supports the basic premise of medicine – that health care has a scientific foundation.
Who's eligible? All Texas state-certified, full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum of two years' classroom experience who will return to teach during the 2013-14 school year. All areas of science are welcome.
To nominate science teachers or to apply, visit the TMA website, where you will find more information and the appropriate forms. The deadlines are Oct. 20 for nominations and Dec. 29 for applications. TMA will ask all nominees to complete an application packet.
Questions? Email Gail Schatte at TMA, or call her at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1600, or (512) 370-1600.
Action, Oct. 1, 2012