Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award1. Membership in MAST is not a requirement2. In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science3. Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator
Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award1. Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership does not disqualify applicant2. Works with science educators in Massachusetts3. High visibility in science education4. Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – promotes collaboration in his/her mission
MAST State Science Educator of the Year1. Current member of MAST2. Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner3. Active or retired teacher4. Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide5. Role model in science education for other educators
County Science Educator of the Year Awards (14)1. Current member of MAST and has been an active member one year prior.2. Past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.3. Provides a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.4. Actively promotes and advances the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.
Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education AwardThis award honors the memory of Joann Blum, an outstanding and inspirational science teacher who encouraged her students and her colleagues to embrace the outdoor environment. 1. The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them. 2. Membership in MAST is not a requirement3. The recipient will receive recognition at the annual MAST Awards banquet and one year's complimentary membership in MAST (new or renewal).