Iowa Science Teaching Section (ISTS) Awards
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ISTS Awards Nomination Forms
Nomination forms for Friend of Science and for Outstanding Service Awards are below.
The Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Academy presents awards in three categories annually. The Friend of Science awards originated in 1995 and include Corporate, Group or Individual, and Outstanding Service categories. The Outstanding Service Award was first presented as the Distinguished Service Award by the Iowa Science Education Association (ISEA) before it became the Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Academy. The first year of the award with the Academy was 1983. The name of the award was changed from Distinguished Service to Outstanding Service Award in 2009 to eliminate confusion between it and the Academy's Distinguished Service Award.
Up to two individuals, groups, businesses, or corporations will be recognized at the Fall Conference for supporting science education in your building, school district, region, or the State of Iowa.
Read the award descriptions below before filling out the appropriate form.
Corporate Friend of Science
ISTS recognizes with a plaque corporations, coalitions, foundations, or government entities that have made significant contributions to ISTS and/or to science education at the local, regional or statewide level. Awards are presented in the categories of small corporations and large corporations.
Friend of Science - Group or Individual
ISTS recognizes with a plaque an individual or group within the state that has made significant contributions to ISTS and/or to science education at the local, regional or statewide level. For example an individual or group may have volunteered to work in your school, your district or a wider area to help science education. Past winners have donated equipment, time, expertise or funds to promote science learning and teaching.
Outstanding Service Award
ISTS recognizes with a plaque an ISTS member who has made sustained extraordinary contributions to ISTS and/or to science education at the state and/or national level.
Make a Nomination for Friend of Science
Make a Nomination for the Outstanding Service Award
Recent ISTS Awards
Scroll down to view lists of past awards in each category.
2015 Corporate Friend of Science