NABT Awards and Opportunities
NABT, with the assistance of our generous sponsors, provides a number of awards to biology and life science teachers. Each state, province and territory can recognize an Outstanding Biology Teacher (OBTA). There are also awards in specific subject areas, for new teachers, and to recognize service to NABT, life science teaching, or learning communities.
Nominate yourself or a colleague for one or more of the following NABT awards by filling out the online nomination form. The nominee will be sent all the information, application materials, and cover sheets he or she needs to complete to be considered for the award.
Information about past NABT Award Recipients and OBTA Honorees can be found HERE.
Nominations for 2015 NABT Awards are no longer being accepted.
NABT Awards include:
BioClub Student Award
Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS)
Distinguished Service Award
Ecology/Environmental Science Award
Evolution Education Award
Four-Year College & University Section Research in Biology Education Award
Four-Year College & University Section Biology Teaching Award
Genetics Education Award
Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award
Outstanding Biology Teacher Award
Outstanding New Biology Teacher Award
Prof. Chan Two-Year College Award for the Engaged Teaching of Biology
Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Award
Two-Year College Biology Teaching Award
For more information regarding NABT Awards as well as the award nomination form, please visit NABT Awards.
Award Certificates to Recognize Students
NABT loves to celebrate science and frequently provides award certificates to science fairs across the country to recognize outstanding student projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request certificates for your local, state or regional science fair, and help NABT support budding biologists in their scientific endeavors.
New Faculty Networks from BioQUEST
You are invited to join two new BioQUEST networks who will be meeting at the 2015 NABT Professional Development Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
Quantitative Biology in Introductory Biology (QBIB) Faculty Mentoring Network
Graphing, dilutions, probabilities, and scales - these and other quantitative tools are increasingly important in biology. Would you like to improve your intro bio students’ quantitative reasoning skills? The good news is that quantitative biology is already present in most introductory biology courses, so major revisions are not necessary. But change is hard! What’s the best way to increase students’ quantitative skills? How can you help students use quantitative reasoning to understand biology better?
Find the answer to these and other questions in Quantitative Biology in Intro Biology Faculty Mentoring Network. Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs) bring together a group of faculty with a common teaching goal, and provide mentors who can help guide the group as you work to improve your courses. This FMN will include an in person workshop at NABT, supplemented with a virtual community that will meet prior to NABT and through Spring 2016.
Two and four year faculty, who will be teaching an introductory biology course in Spring, Summer or Fall 2016, are invited to apply. Participants must be able to attend the NABT Conference from November 11th-14th in Rhode Island and will receive an early-bird registration rate for the conference. Space is limited, and the network is launching soon, so apply now!
Applications are due September 25, 2015. Please visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/introbionetwork for additional information and instructions about how to apply.
Grounding your biology: InTeGrating Geology and Biology
Are you interested in adopting interdisciplinary modules that address sustainability and climate change? Apply now to join us at NABT2015 for the InTeGrate Faculty Mentoring Network.
We will meet in Providence to kick off a faculty mentoring network focused on how to use data-driven modules designed by the InTeGrate Project in undergraduate classrooms. Accepted applicants will participate in a one-day face-to-face workshop and then continue to collaborate and receive mentoring as they customize and implement activities in their own classrooms. The costs of the workshop and mentoring network will be supported and faculty contributing instructor stories about their use of the materials will receive $500 stipends.
Applications are due September 25, 2015. Please visit https://qubeshub.org/groups/integrate for additional information and instructions about how to apply.
HudsonAlpha Touching Triton Workshop at #NABT2015
Registration is now open for HudsonAlpha’s FREE training session on its new web-based activity, Touching Triton!
This one-day session highlighting the use of Touching Triton in the classroom will be held in conjunction with the 2015 NABT Professional Development Conference in Providence. This session will take place at the on Wednesday, November 11th from 8:30am – 4:30PM. In addition to training, educators will receive a paid NABT membership for one year, lunch and takeaways.
Space is limited so register today!
Touching Triton provides an opportunity for teachers and students to have an engaging conversation about the complex nature of common disease in one classroom period. It builds understanding of common complex disease risk, influenced by factors from family history, environment and genomic data using the context of a long-duration space mission. Students synthesize data from these sources to inform medical intervention strategies for the six-member crew.