Judith Lederman, associate professor of mathematics and science education, will receive the Fellow Award at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2019 National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, Missouri, April 11–14. This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; and significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well as the entire educational community.
The NSTA Fellow Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an NSTA member for long-standing service to science education at the local, state, and national levels. The NSTA Fellow is recognized as an ambassador for the advancement of science and science education for students, teachers, and society at large.
NSTA conducts an annual conference on science education to enhance professional learning and provide networking forums for science educators. The event attracts science educators from the United States and the world. At this conference, teachers attend workshops, demonstrations, and presentations covering every discipline, grade level, and teaching focus from grades pre-K through 16. They hear nationally renowned speakers address the hottest topics in science education and learn about the latest breakthroughs from experts in the field.