Awards

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The Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science presents awards annually.  The Catalyst Award is the highest honor NATS bestows each year.  NATS also has presented Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEMST) since 1983.  GW Brown Award is presented by Gary Brown.

Catalyst Award

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The CATALYST AWARD is given annually at the Fall Conference by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science.  The Catalyst Award recognizes “contributions to science education in Nebraska.”

2021 Catalyst Winner

Randall Lienemann

For unwavering support of NATS and student research through science competitions.

Previous Catalyst Award Winners

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the nation's highest honor for teachers of science.  Only one science teacher per state is awarded each year.

In Even Years, a K-6 Teacher is awarded.

In Odd Years, a 7-12 Teacher is awarded.

2020 PAEMST Finalists

Katy Dornbos

Leah Litz

Christina Argo King

Brianna Walentine

Previous Nebraska PAEMST Winners

PAEMST

GW Brown Company Pinnacle Award

 

Presented by Gary Brown to recognize outstanding leadership in Science Education. 

Each recipient receives a plaque and an antique microscope from Gary's collection.

 

2015 - Ed Brogie 
2014 - Dr. Kirsten Smith 
2013 - Dr. Sally Harms 
2012 - Jim Woodland 
2011 - Dr. Joan Christen 
2010 - Dan Sitzman 
2009 - Ross Dinwiddie