DiscoverE Educator Award Program Now Accepting Nominations

DiscoverE Educator Awards

Deadline for applications has been extended. Applications are now due on March 29, 2013.

For the second year, the DiscoverE Educator Awards is providing engineers with the opportunity to show their appreciation for the pre-college STEM educators who are responsible for introducing young people to engineering concepts. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 DiscoverE Educator Awards.

ASME launched the program last year as part of the Engineers Week (EWeek) slate of activities. ASME was the lead society for 2012 EWeek. Last year, engineers and engineering students nominated more than 180 teachers for the inaugural DiscoverE Educator Awards.

Up to three distinguished winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a recognition event in June 2013, a $2,000 cash prize, a 3M digital projector, and a 3M gift pack of classroom supplies. Their engineer or student nominators will also receive the trip to Washington, D.C. Eight runners-up will receive $500 each, a 3M Shoot & Share digital camera, and a 3M gift pack.

To be eligible, the nominated teachers must be full-time educators teaching in grades 6-12 (U.S. or U.S. equivalent) and the nomination must be submitted by an engineer or engineering student.

Applications must be submitted by March 8, 2013. The application form includes short questions to be completed by the educator and the engineer/student nominator. A photo of the educator being nominated should be submitted with the form.

A panel of distinguished national education, engineering and business leaders will be organized by the National Engineers Week Foundation to determine recipients. Winners will be notified by the end of April, and the recognition event will take place in Washington, D.C., in June.

To download an application, or for more information, visit the website.