The Dayton Regional STEM Center has established two awards to recognize leadership, service, and collaboration in the field of STEM Education.

The awards will honor the work of individuals and teams who have made distinctive contributions to the field of STEM Education.  

The Dayton Regional STEM Center has been training and supporting  STEM educators since 2007 and has impacted over 1,000 teachers and 100 school districts across the nation.

STEM Education Leadership & Service Award

The STEM Education Leadership & Service Award will be presented to a PK-12 Classroom Teacher who has made extraordinary contributions to the creation, facilitation or continuation of a STEM Education initiative, program or organization directly impacting PK-12 students in the Dayton, Ohio region. We are seeking nominations of classroom teachers whose leadership and service on behalf of students and STEM Education has resulted in academically rich and  challenging learning experiences that reveal the world of possibilities that lie in STEM careers. Two awards will be made on an annual basis beginning in the spring of 2016:

  • 1st Place: $1,500 will be awarded to the school or district in the awardees name to support future STEM experiences. 
  • 2nd Place: $500 will be awarded to the school or district in the awardees name to support future STEM experiences. 

STEM Education Collaboration Award

The STEM Education Collaboration Award will be presented to a team or group of educators who have collaborated to design, deliver or sustain a distinctive, PK-12 STEM Education program or project at the school, district, or community level in the Dayton , Ohio Region. We are seeking nominations of PK-12 educators specifically, we seek to honor the work of teams or groups whose collaborative efforts have positively impacted STEM Education while fostering student interest in furthering their STEM studies or STEM career preparation. Two awards will be made on an annual basis beginning in the spring of 2016:
  • The School-based Collaboration Award will recognize the outstanding efforts of a group of classroom teachers and/or educational administrators who have worked at the school or district level to advance quality STEM Education. A total of $1000 will be awarded to the school or district in the awardees name(s) to support future STEM experiences. 
  • The Community Collaboration Award will recognize the outstanding efforts of a group or team of PK-12 educators who have worked to create STEM Education programming enhanced by connections between PK-12 schools and business, industry, government or higher education organizations.  A total of $1000 will be awarded to the school or district in the teacher awardee name(s) to support future STEM experiences.   The business, industry, government or higher educational organization(s) will be recognized for their supporting role(s). 

Nomination and Application Information

Starting January 9, 2017, use the following links for more information and application form:


The NOMINATOR Application deadline is February 17, 2017
The NOMINEE Application deadline is March 3, 2017

Awardees will be notified no later than April 17, 2017 and will be invited to attend the Dayton Regional STEM Center’s annual STEM Fellows Banquet which will be held on May 17, 2017. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Nomination and Application process, please contact:
Kevin Cornell at Kevin.Cornell@mcesc.org  or Michael O'Shaughnessy at Michael.OShaughnessy@mcesc.org