Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
The Space Foundation, in conjunction with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) annually presents the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to recognize outstanding contributions to creative and innovative use of technology in education by K-12 educators or district-level education personnel.
The award, which is named after Mercury Astronaut Alan Shepard, honors an educator who has demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is presented at the annual Space Symposium.
The 2013 recipient is Daniel R. Newmyer (pictured, above), a science and math teacher for Center High School in rural southern Colorado. He received the award on April 8 during the opening ceremony of the 29th National Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read more about Newmyer here.
Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) may apply now to receive the 2014 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award.
The Space Foundation will present the award on May 19, 2014 at the opening ceremony of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Award information and application instructions are available at www.amfcse.org.
Submissions for the 2014 award must be mailed and postmarked no later than Feb. 3, 2014. The winner will be announced in March 2014.
2013 Daniel Newmyer
2012 Dr. Cynthia D. Waters
2011 James E. Richmond
2010 Allen V. Robnett
2009 Ricardo V. Soria
2008 Kevin L. Simmons
2007 Luther W. Richardson
2006 Kathy R. Brandon
2005 Ronald F. Dantowitz
2004 Charles Geach
2003 Brian Copes
2002 Thomas F. Hunt, Frank E. Waller
2001 Lori Byrnes