ISEA Awards and Recognition

Are you an innovative STEM educator or have a school program that is leading the way in STEM education?  You or your school may be eligible for a special recognition from ISEA.

The Mike Neden STEM Champion Award

The Mike Neden STEM-Champion Awards program honors public and private elementary, middle, high school teachers and teacher educators that have served as a champion for integrated STEM education in their school and/or community.  This award is dedicated to Mike Neden's legacy as a STEM-Champion.


The Mike Neden STEM-Champion Award serves as a standard of excellence for individuals who promote integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Each year, the International STEM Education Association seeks out individuals who have implemented STEM programs, provided professional development, encouraged others, and have been instrumental in supporting integrated STEM education.  To be named a Mike Neden STEM-Champion Award recipient is to join an elite group of educational innovators.


All educators and school/university community members are invited to nominate educators who they believe should be recognized as a Mike Neden STEM-Champion Award recipient. Individuals receiving the recognition represent the full range of American education. They are from urban, suburban, and rural, large and small, traditional and non-traditional schools, colleges, and universities. They serve students of every social, economic, and ethnic background. However, they share one very important quality. They have all taken direct action to be a true champion for STEM education that impacts all students in the classroom.


The Mike Neden STEM-Champion Awards are presented annually at the International STEM Education Association annual conference. Individuals are honored at an awards ceremony, where each recipient receives a plaque highlighting their accomplishments.

The ISEA STEM School of Excellence Award

The STEM-Excellence Awards program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose faculty and administration have implemented a comprehensive integrated STEM education program at very high levels or have made significant progress and made significant strides in achievement through the implementation of comprehensive STEM programs.


The STEM-Excellence Awards sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement in integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Each year, the International STEM Education Association seeks out schools where the faculty and administration have sought to attain and maintain high academic goals through the implementation of comprehensive and long-term integrated STEM education programs. To be named a STEM-Excellence Award recipient school is to join an elite group of educational innovators.

 

All elementary, middle, and high schools are invited to submit a proposal to be recognized as a STEM-Excellence Award recipient. Schools receiving the recognition represent the full range of American education. They represent urban, suburban, rural, large and small, traditional and non-traditional schools. They serve students of every social, economic, and ethnic background. However, they share one very important quality. They have all taken direct action to implement comprehensive STEM education programs that impact all students.
STEM-Excellence Awards are presented annually at the International STEM Education Association annual conference. Schools are honored at an awards ceremony, where each receives a plaque and a banner to be displayed in the school.

The Max E. Lundquest Rising Star STEM Educator Award

Max Lundquest served as an outstanding teacher for over 40 years in the fields of Industrial Arts and Technology Education at the middle and senior high level. His willingness to stretch the profession with cre­ative and innovative ideas set him apart as one of the outstanding teachers in the country. His kindness and big heart for kids made him the perfect teacher. His love of the profession was demonstrated in his ability to work with young teachers that he mentored through student teaching or laboratory visitations. He had a unique ability to connect with young people and was always encouraging them to do their best. He also dem­onstrates a humble spirit that promoted others before himself. Max Lundquest was truly an example of excellence in education and dedicated his entire life to serving others.

 

The ISEA Executive Committee created this honorary award for young teachers who show promise and leadership in the field of STEM Education as an honor to Max E. Lundquest.

 

The ISEA Max E. Lundquest Rising Star STEM Educator Award recognizes enthusiastic young educators that exemplify excellence and leadership in the field of STEM Education. This award recognizes initial contributions and future potential in young STEM Educators. Recipients must have been active in the profession and demonstrate leadership qualities with students and colleagues.

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