Nominate a Gifted Texas Science Teacher Who Deserves Recognition

TMA is giving away $28,500 in cash prizes. Help spread the word. Three Texas science teachers will receive $5,000 each and an all-expense paid trip to TexMed 2017 in Houston for the award ceremony. Their schools will receive a $2,000 award to use for the science curriculum. Second-place winners receive $1,500 and another $1,000 for their schools.

Each year, TMA's Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching recognize and reward schoolteachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels who share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students. TMA does this because innovative teaching supports the basic premise of medicine: Health care has a scientific foundation.

All Texas state-certified, full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum of two years of completed classroom experience who will return to teach during the 2017–18 school year are eligible. Teachers specializing in all areas of science are eligible.

To nominate science teachers or to apply, visit the TMA website, where you will find more information and the appropriate forms. Deadlines are Nov. 18 for nominations and Dec. 16 for applications. (All nominees will be contacted by TMA and asked to complete an application.) 

Help TMA ensure Texas science teachers are well-represented. If you'd like to provide support for the Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, visit the TMA Foundation donor page.

For more information, email Gail Schatte at TMA, or call (800) 880-1300, 1600, or (512) 370-1600.

Action, Oct. 14, 2016 

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