ASTE Awards Nomination Call

Dear ASTE Members,

The ASTE Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for Awards I, II, and III – Science Education Career Awards. These awards recognize the personal achievements and professional contributions of ASTE’s members. Any member of ASTE (including graduate students) may submit a nomination. The nominee should be informed about the award nomination and nominators must follow the submission guidelines available at  

Descriptions of each of these awards are provided below but are also available online.

  • Award I – Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year (Two Levels). The purpose of these awards is to recognize the individual achievements and contributions of ASTE members. Level One is for ASTE members in the first ten years of their career. Level Two is for ASTE members beyond the first ten years of their career.
  •  Award II – Outstanding Mentor. This award honors ASTE members who support and encourage pre-service and in-service science teachers and/or new science teacher educators entering the profession. It also seeks to recognize the valuable contributions of mentors to the profession of science teacher education.
  • Award III – Outstanding Longtime Service to ASTE. This award recognizes outstanding service by a long-standing member of ASTE. For this award, service is defined as work accomplished over 15 consecutive or nonconsecutive years by a committed ASTE member in an effort to address issues, goals, and actions that have intellectual merit and broader impact on science teacher education, while simultaneously serving the needs of ASTE members.

Submissions for Awards I, II, and III are due June 1st. The Awards Committee Co-Chair will contact nominees shortly after the June 1 deadline to confirm receipt of the nomination materials.

Nominations for Awards I, II, and III must be submitted online. To do so, go to, log in, and then click on the highlighted link “Nominations must be submitted online.”

If you have any questions about Awards I, II, or III, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Jennifer Stark (

Jennifer Stark and Corinne Lardy
ASTE Awards Committee, Chair and Co-Chair