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South Dakota Outstanding Physical Science Teacher Award

The South Dakota Science Teaching Association in conjunction with Neiman Enterprises and Rushmore Forest Products, Inc. and coordinated by South Dakota State University Physics, announces the 46th presentation of the Outstanding Physical Science Teacher Award in the state of South Dakota. The recipient of this award receives a plaque and a cash award to support their efforts to teach physical sciences with equipment or perhaps help to attend a conference or workshop. This year the award will go to a teacher at a school in a smaller population area with a teacher in a larger population area being recognized next year. You are encouraged to submit nominations for this year regardless of your school’s size as nominations are saved and reviewed for several years.

Teachers in the areas of physical science, physics, chemistry, meteorology and astronomy including grades 7-12, are eligible for the award. To apply, a nominee must submit:

  • An application form
  • An educational philosophy statement
  • At least four recommendation forms (more if you wish) from:
    • A supervisor (principal or superintendent)
    • A colleague (does not have to be teaching in the physical sciences)
    • Two former students

The required forms are available from Sally Krueger, Larry Browning or call SDSU Physics at 605-688-5428.

It is important that the information on these forms be as detailed as possible to adequately evaluate each application/nomination. The forms should be returned by Monday, January 8 to SDSU Physics, Daktronics Engineering Hall 255, Box 2222, Brookings, SD 57007 or emailed to Larry Browning.