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.
NABT Awards include:
BioClub Student Award
Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS)
Distinguished Service Award
Prof. Chan Two-Year College Award for the Engaged Teaching of Biology
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
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 2013 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.
Avida-ED LENS Train-the-Trainers Workshop
You are invited to apply for an intensive residence workshop at Michigan State University on teaching evolution and the nature of science using the software package Avida-ED to be held June 4-6, 2015 in East Lansing, MI. Avida-ED is an award-winning, user-friendly and FREE version of the Avida research platform that was developed specifically for educational purposes, with a graphical user interface and visualizations that allow students to observe evolution in action and conduct their own evolutionary experiments.
visit http://avida-ed.msu.edu/ for more information.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
STEM Faculty Workshop:
Genomic Approaches in BioSciences
Collaborating with 12 community colleges and Bio-Link, Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center is offering a five-day Genomic Approaches in BioSciences Workshop. Participants will utilize cutting-edge science tools in hands-on laboratories and bioinformatics investigations, and deepen awareness of rewarding careers for their students. Participants will update their pedagogy while networking with biotech leaders and colleagues. A continuum of faculty from secondary education, 2-year colleges, and universities are invited to apply.
Genomic Approaches in BioSciences integrates theoretical, laboratory, and computer technology with practical advice on classroom management and career exploration. Time will be included for independent work, lesson planning, and preparation for classroom projects.
The workshop will be held March 23-27, 2015 at the Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology at the University of California – San Francisco. To apply, and for information about other DNA Learning Center workshops, please visit http://www.dnalc.org/programs/teacher_training.html.