Each year our organization seeks to honor those among us who have contributed in a beneficial way to the improvement of science education in the state of Massachusetts. Consider nominating a colleague who has met the criteria below. Nominations may be made by applying online by Sept 25 using the 2023 Nomination Form.
Membership in MAST is not a requirement
In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science
Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator
Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership is not a disqualifier
Works with science educators in Massachusetts
High visibility in science education
Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – strives to work collaboratively in his/her mission
The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them.
Membership in MAST is not a requirement for the award.
Hold a current membership in the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and has been an active member one year prior.
Have a past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.
Have provided a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.
Have been active in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.
Current member of MAST (e.g. membership acquired through conference participation or affiliates)
Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner. To find these awardees please visit the Previous Award Winner page. Red font indicates educators who have already won the State Science Educator of the Year award. If you do not see the teacher's name that you would like to nominate on this list please consider nominating them for a County Science Educator of the Year award (see above).
Active or retired teacher
Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide
Role model in science education for other educators
Nominations are open through October 15 2022.
Contact Laura Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Massachusetts Science Educators Hall of Fame
Click here to learn more and nominate someone to the Mass Science Educators Hall of Fame.