Award Information


FAST Award Explanations



Outstanding Teacher Awards for each level: Elementary, Middle/Junior and High School


Deadline: September 15

The Outstanding Teacher Awards are designed to recognize the significant contributions of teachers to science education. Teachers are not precluded from nominating themselves. Evidence of the following should be included in the nomination packet:


  1. Participation in professional organizations showing active leadership through the participation in professional science and science education organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
  2. Maintaining a classroom/laboratory environment that encourages a positive student attitude toward science, enhances student curiosity, participation, and promotes scientific literacy.
  3. Developing and using innovative instructional materials and new approaches to the teaching of science.
  4. Effectively using community resources including projects, speakers, and field trips.
  5. Continuing education, attending workshops, and professional conferences to continue to develop as an effective educator.


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Award of Promise


Deadline: September 15

The Award of promise is intended for a teacher with one to three years of experience who has demonstrated an interest and aptitude for teaching science. The same criteria for Outstanding Teacher will be used for evaluation, but consideration will be given to the formative state of the nominee. 


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Outstanding Science Educator


Deadline: September 15

The Outstanding Science Educator Award is intended to recognize the singular contributions of an individual for promoting science and science education over a significant period of time. Nominations should include letters of support and other evidence clearly demonstrating how the individual has made unique and extraordinary contributions to science education at the local, district, and state level.


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All deadlines for awards are for the current year!

Please submit your awards application to: 


Denise Mcilwaine

29319 Crossland Dr.

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543



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