Posts tagged #BioSciences

The Wildlife Society Excellence in Wildlife Education Award

The Excellence in Wildlife Education Award celebrates exemplary teaching and contribute to the improvement of wildlife education by honoring individual faculty members. Eligible faculty should be actively engaged in undergraduate and/or graduate, wildlife-related education.

Criteria: Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of a dossier documenting outstanding contributions to wildlife education. The dossier should provide specific evidence of outstanding performance in one or more — not necessarily all — of the five categories listed below:

  • Teaching: Direct contact with students in courses and programs and in co-curricular activities. Teaching activities include instructing groups of students in classes, seminars, and laboratories; and supervising individual activities, such as practicums, internships, field-learning experiences, tutorials, performances, exhibitions, and independent study - including supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects. Evidence of, at least, campus-level recognition of teaching excellence is desirable.

  • Advising: Activities that aid individual students with course and major selection, career plans, and personal development, especially in ways that go beyond formal curricular advising; and those that provide guidance to student organizations or groups. Documentation should include information about accessibility to students, which ordinarily includes but is not limited to office availability. Evidence of recognition by the individual’s institution of the nominees advising excellence is desirable.

  • Research Activities: Related to teaching and learning, such activities should be documented and discussed in terms of the relationship between these activities and the nominee's contributions to wildlife education. Peer-refereed publications related to education are desirable.

  • Academic Program Development: Such activities that contribute to the planning, design, or development of improvements in wildlife education. Contributions in this area might include new courses or a cluster of courses, and valuable programmatic innovations of any kind.

  • Educational Leadership: Extra-programmatic activities of any kind and at any level that constitute leadership and contribute substantially to wildlife education. Examples may include presenting papers, holding a position such as national or regional officer or program chair in a professional association, or being a member of a college committee which impacts the student educational experience.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Society of Plant Biologists Excellence in Education Award

This award was initiated in 1988 to recognize outstanding teaching, mentoring, and/or educational outreach in plant biology. It is a monetary award to be made annually in recognition of excellence in teaching, leadership in curricular development, or authorship of effective teaching materials in the science of plant biology.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Fall.

Ecological Society of America Eugene P. Odum Award

The Eugene P. Odum Award recognizes an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education. This award was generously endowed by, and named for, the distinguished ecologist Eugene P. Odum. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. Nominations recognizing achievements in education at the university, K–12, and public levels are all encouraged. Recent recipients include Charlene D’Avanzo, Martin B. Main, Manuel Molles, and Nathaniel Wheelwright.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Fall.

National Association of Biology Teachers: The Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award

The Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award, sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories, recognizes a teacher who demonstrates outstanding and creative teaching of biotechnology in the classroom. The award is given to secondary school teachers in even numbered years, college/university instructors in odd numbered years. The award may be given for either a short-term series of activities or a long-term integration of biotechnology into the curriculum. The lessons must include active laboratory work and encompass major principles as well as processes of biotechnology. Criteria for selection include creativity, scientific accuracy and currency, quality of laboratory practice and safety, ease of replication, benefit to students and potential significance beyond the classroom. The award includes a recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, one year of complimentary membership to NABT and $1500 (up to $500 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $1000 in Bio-Rad materials).

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

National Association of Biology Teachers: Four-Year College & University Section Biology Teaching Award

This award, sponsored by NABT’s Four-Year College & University Section and Pearson, recognizes creativity and innovation in undergraduate biology teaching. These innovations may include, but are not limited to, curriculum design, teaching strategies, and laboratory utilization; they must have been implemented and demonstrated to be effective. Additionally, award winners will agree to present their work during the Undergraduate Faculty Professional Development Summit at the NABT Conference. The award is open to NABT members and includes a $1,000 honorarium, recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and one year of complimentary membership to NABT.

More information HERE.

 

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Society for Microbiology Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement. 


Eligibility: The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching undergraduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of ten years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching undergraduates remained a substantial activity. International educators are also eligible.

 
Award: A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will deliver the Carski Award lecture. 

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Society for Microbiology Graduate Teaching Award

Honors exemplary teaching and recognizes an individual for distinguished teaching of microbiology and mentoring of students at the graduate and postgraduate levels (e.g., graduate school, medical school, or other health professional schools) and for encouraging students to subsequent achievement. 

Eligibility: The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching graduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of 10 years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching graduate students remained a substantial activity.
Award: A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting. 

More information HERE.

Posted on June 14, 2016 and filed under Spring.