Non-profit engineering program honors outstanding educators from the United States and around the world
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DiscoverE, a US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession, announces a call for nominations for its 2015 Educator Awards. The Educator Awards recognize the top educators in grades 6-12 who inspire students to discover engineering.
The importance of educators in inspiring students to pursue engineering is immeasurable
Shining a spotlight on educators around the world, the Educator Awards are unique among professional awards in that both professional engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. Nominators describe the merits of their candidate by relating the impact that the educator has had on students, as well as how they continue to motivate students.
From now until March 16, 2015, individuals can submit their nominations online at bit.ly/1BuRsn1. Three winners, along with eight runners-up, are selected by a panel of distinguished national education, engineering and business leaders and notified in April 2015. Winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a recognition event in June 2015, a $2,000 cash prize, and a 3M gift pack of classroom supplies. Their engineer/student nominators will also receive the trip to Washington, D.C. Eight notable runners-up will receive $500 each and gift packs.
The importance of educators in inspiring students to pursue engineering is immeasurable, said Leslie Collins, Executive Director of DiscoverE. Their enthusiasm is vital and contributes to the critical job of preparing our next generation of engineers. We look forward to celebrating some extraordinary educators.
Bechtel, ExxonMobil Corporation, 3M, Shell Oil Corporation, and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) are sponsors for DiscoverE s 2015 Educator Awards.
The mission of DiscoverE is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration and volunteerism. DiscoverE supports a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences and making science and math relevant. For more information, visit www.discovere.org. To become part of the conversation about DiscoverE, connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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