TMA received a record 412 nominations for the
2010 Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence
in Science Teaching
by the Dec. 18 deadline.
The awards recognize outstanding elementary, middle, and high
school teachers who exhibit a personal commitment and enthusiasm
for teaching any area of science. Three teachers will receive
$5,000 each, and their schools will receive $2,000 awards. The
winners will be honored at TexMed 2010 in Fort Worth.
University of Texas Charles A. Dana Center
has volunteered its science team's expertise to participate as
round one judges of the awards. The team will determine
finalists in each of the three categories, and TMA's three-member
Board of Trustees committee will select the recipients.
The program is named to recognize the generosity of Dr. and Mrs.
Ernest C. Butler, of Austin, who have established an
endowment with the TMA Foundation (TMAF) to provide core
support for the award. TMAF still needs to raise $10,000 of the
additional $25,000 needed to fully fund the 2010 program. To be
part of the 2010 award program and ensure outstanding science
teachers are recognized for their excellence, please consider
making a donation now by visiting the
TMAF Web page
, Feb. 1, 2010
Last Updated On
September 09, 2010