The Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science presents awards annually. The Catalyst Award is the highest honor NATS bestows each year. NATS also has recognized nominees and winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEMST) since 1983. The GW Brown Pinnacle Award is presented by Gary Brown.
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.”
2022 Catalyst Winner
For supporting the evolution of science education in Nebraska for the past decade.
Do you know a deserving teacher or group? Nominate them for the Catalyst award!
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 Winner
Do you know a deserving teacher? Nominate them for the PAEMST award!
NATS Future Science Teacher Scholarship
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