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.
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.”
2019 Catalyst Winner
O'Neill Public Schools
For leading the way in integrated curriculum
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.
2019 PAEMST Recipient
Omaha Zoo Academy
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