The Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science has two awards which are presented annually, the Catalyst Award and the Nebraska Scientific Award. NATS also has presented Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching since 1983.
The Catalyst Award is given annually by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science at the Fall Conference. The Catalyst Award recognizes "contributions to science education in Nebraska."
2016 Catalyst Award Winner
For her work with KICKS and LINKS
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEMST)
PAEMST is the nation's highest honor for teachers of science. Only one science teacher per state is awarded each year.
In Even Years, a K-6 teacher is awarded.
In Odd Years, a 7-12 teacher is awarded.
2018 PAEMST Recipient
Fredstrom Elementary School
Nebraska Presidential Award Winners
NE PAWS recognizes the top applicants for PAEMST from Nebraska each year. The finalists receive a $500 award from NAS. The top two are then sent to PAEMST for consideration.2016 NE PAWS Recipients
2016 NE PAWS Honorees
Nebraska's PAEMST Winners
A complete list of the Past PAEMST winners
Nominate someone for PAEMST
Nomination forms and additional
The Nebraska Scientific Award
NATS annually awards science educators who have been active members in NATS for 20 years with a medallion. This is presented at the Fall Conference.
GW Brown Company Pinnacle Award
Presented by Gary Brown to recognize outstanding leadership in Science Education.
Each recipient receives a plaque and an antique microscope from Gary's collection.