This award may be given annually to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in science education over a long and distinguished career in Wisconsin. This is the WSST’s most prestigious award. Those eligible would include elementary, secondary, or college teachers and any other active support of science education. The award is a plaque to be presented at the WSST conference, dinner for themselves and 1 guest at the conference banquet, and a lifetime membership in WSST.
excellence in science teaching
The purpose of this award is to foster excellence in science instruction and to recognize that excellence. The award is given annually to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of science education in Wisconsin. This would include elementary, secondary or college teachers, and any other active supporters of science education. The award consists of a plaque to be presented at the WSST spring conference and a one-year membership in WSST, and dinner for themselves at the banquet.
Friends of science education
The intent of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to the support of science teachers by individuals, groups. corporations, foundations, etc., outside the science education community. The award is a plaque to be presented at the WSST spring conference.
Frank Zuerner New Science Teacher
This scholarship goes to an elementary, middle or high school science teacher who is in the first 5 years of service (preference given to first 3 years), and has been recommended as outstanding by at least one other science teacher who has direct knowledge of applicant. An administrator, with credible knowledge of the nominee could also make a recommendation. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage a new-to-the-profession science teacher who demonstrates potential for teaching and leadership to become involved in and network with others in WSST. The teacher must be a certified science teacher with the majority of his/her assignment in that position and must be recognized as having extraordinary potential for working with and serving students. The scholarship recipient should be able to attend the WSST Annual Convention for which this grant is provided, attending two days of sessions and the Milton O. Pella banquet. The awardee will receive registration for the Spring Conference, one day substitute teacher pay, one night accommodations at the convention hotel, a complimentary meal ticket to the Pella Banquet, and one year's membership in WSST.
The Rumford Memorial Award was established to showcase a science teacher that has been a member of WSST for at least 10 years, made Presentations at least once during the spring convention, served productively for at least 4 years as an officer, committee chair or district representative.
The WSST Administrator Award was designed to acknowledge the superior K-12 Principals, Vice Principals, Curriculum directors and District Superintendents who promote, showcase and support science education. Nominators should choose a candidate that understands the unique nature of science education, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to offer teachers of science the creativity, time, and resources to develop a dynamic science classroom. They should be strongly involved in the development of curriculum, in supporting and engaging in teacher instruction, and an advocate for professional development and engagement.