DuPont continues to collaborate on a variety of NSTA projects and programs, including conference workshops and short courses. Annually, a select panel of NSTA members judge the nearly 10,000 entries in The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition.
Sponsoring Teachers of the 2012 DuPont Challenge winners attended the convention as special guests of DuPont. Dr. Stephanie Kawamura, Collegiate High School, North Logan, Utah and Eric Zhang, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, N.J. were formally recognized at the NSTA Teachers Awards Gala.
“We must continue to support our teachers, youth organizations and their daily efforts to give today’s students the necessary scientific and technical knowledge,” Weber said. “We need teachers that are grounded in the best methods to prepare the next generation who will help solve the challenges of our changing world.”
George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award was presented to Barbara Lemmer, agriscience teacher, Linn-Mar High School, Marion, Iowa, by Jay Jackman, executive director of the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE). The Carver Award recognizes the member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science excellence. The award also honors George Washington Carver (1864 -1943), agricultural scientist, researcher, inventor, teacher and mentor of Henry C. Wallace the founder of DuPon
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