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News Prof. Kathryn Scantlebury Receives NSTA Fellow Award

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​Professor Kathryn Scantlebury

NSTA FELLOW AWARD

This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community. The NSTA Fellow Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an NSTA member for long standing service to science education at the local, state, and national level. The NSTA Fellow is recognized as an ambassador for the advancement of science and science education for students, teachers, and the community at large.Awardees will receive a formal citation and a commemorative pin designed to signify the importance of this award and will be honored at the NSTA National Conference.

Kathryn Scantlebury is unique in the science education community in that her scholarship effectively spans the work of practitioners and researchers. She believes that the true measure of her work is its ability to productively impact the professional lives of science teachers, learners, and science teacher educators. Scantlebury is a frequent presenter at NSTA meetings and at meetings of science and general education researchers (e.g., American Educational Research Association, Association of Science Teacher Education, European Science Education Research Association, and NARST). She has presented her women and gender equity research in science education around 350 times at international, national, and regional conferences and symposia and is a widely recognized name in the national and international science education community. In addition to her scholarship, she has served in numerous leadership roles. Particularly noteworthy is her service on the Boards of Directors of NARST, NSTA and Gender and Education, as well as her membership on varied committees related to equity. Scantlebury’s work has had a significant impact on the field. “Kate is one of the rare outstanding science educators who sincerely cares about K–16 classroom teaching and learning, research, and service to the entire science education community,” says Judith Sweeney Lederman, College of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology.

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This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community. 

4/4/2018
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  • University of Delaware
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