CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is seeking nominations for the Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award and the Robert E. Alexander Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award. If you know a teacher or school administrator who fits the criteria below, please nominate them for an award. Nominations must be received by May 15, 2008 to be considered for this year’s award. Biographical sheets will be sent to each nominee and the RPSEC Advisory Board will decide the winner. If you have any questions please call Linda Ferrell at 803-641-3313 or contact by email at lindaf@usca.edu.

 

Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award

Since 2006 this prestigious award has been presented annually to a K-12 educator who has demonstrated a keen interest in mathematics and science and has been effective in providing meaningful learning for K-12 students. This award recognizes a teacher in the CSRA who demonstrates a passion for teaching and infusing a love of science, mathematics, and technology. In 1986 the RPSEC was named for Dr. Ruth Patrick, a world renowned scientist who developed a way to test the water quality of the Savannah River while the Savannah River Site was built in the early 1950s. Now 100, Patrick remains active as a staff member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Previous Winners of the Spirit of Ruth Patrick Award:

2006 Susie Yonce, Edgefield County 2007 Helen Campbell, Aiken County

Robert E. Alexander Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award

The University of South Carolina Aiken and the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center are accepting nominations for the 7th annual Robert E. Alexander Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award. This prestigious award recognizes an administrator in the CSRA for their efforts and support of bringing full awareness to math and science education, and using the resources of the RPSEC to help meet science and math standards. Recipients of the award are also individuals who encourage teachers to work with the RPSEC to develop skills needed for science and math instruction.

Previous Robert E. Alexander Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award Winners:

2001-02 Hannah Fowler, Columbia County 2002-03 Dr. Karen Blanset, Aiken County
2003-04 Dr. Deborah Bass, Aiken County 2004-05 Michele Connor, Aiken County
2005-06 Dr. Sharon Keesley, Edgefield County 2006-07 Alexia Clamp, Williston (Barnwell County)