STANYS AWARDS OF RECOGNITION
Nomination Form submitted and approved: The first step in the award process is the Nomination of the individual by submitting the Nomination Form. Once the nomination has been accepted by the committee the next step depends upon the type of award.
There are two types of awards.
AWARDS REQUIRING "PAPERWORK" FROM THE NOMINEE OR REPRESENTATIVE
This award is the the highest honor that is bestowed upon a member. Fellows have served with distinction in the classroom and professional organizations. Their leadership and scholarly endeavors in science education are noteworthy.
The Anton Banko Award recognizes a K - 6 educator who is an outstanding teacher of science. The award covers expenses (up to $1500) to attend the STANYS annual conference and provides a $1500 stipend to be used at the teacher's discretion. The award is presented at the STANYS conference in November.
Recognizes the future promise of a new teacher.
Honors an intermediate, or high school teacher who demonstrates excellence in science teaching and is involved in professional activities.
Provides funds (up to $500) for PreK-16 classroom teachers who are STANYS members for 3 consecutive years to support legitimate science enrichment opportunities for teachers and students
The Champion of Teacher Development Award honors building or school district administrators who promote continued professional learning of science teachers. This award is open to educators with responsibilities for supervising teachers of science at any grade level.
ASSOCIATION AWARDS BESTOWED UPON:
Awarded to those individuals who have given outstanding service to STANYS.
Given to a non-member, or entity, who has made exceptional contributions to STANYS, or science
Awarded to the Sections of STANYS that have the greatest increase in total membership and the greatest percentage increase.
Presented to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to science.