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The NCSSS Innovation Awards Program recognizes the nation’s most innovative teachers, programming and partnerships. This year we have three awards members can be nominated for:

  • Innovative STEM Student Program Award
  • Innovative STEM Teacher Award
  • Innovative Partnership Award

2020 Awards Nominations Open

The 2020 Awards Nominations are now open! Please read the details on each award below and submit your nominations by the deadline: SEPT. 30, 2020


NCSSS Innovative STEM Student Program Award

Recognizing inventiveness in STEM student programming at member schools

The winner of the 2019 Innovative STEM Student Program Award was the Rockdale Magnet School of Science and Technology for their Peer Mentors entry.

The 2020 NCSSS Innovative STEM Student Program of the Year award celebrates unique student programs engaging students in STEM that are planned and executed by Institutional Member schools. The nominated program should advance the mission of the member school. Each Institutional Member may nominate only one STEM Student Program that occurred in the 2019-2020 school year. The selected student program of the year will also demonstrate:

  • How the program supported and advanced the goals of the member school
  • How the program engaged students in STEM
  • Feedback or lessons learned from the program that could support implementation at other Institutional Member schools

Nominate a Student Program


NCSSS Innovative STEM Teacher Award

Recognizing teacher inventiveness in the classroom

This is a new award for 2020!

The 2020 NCSSS Innovative Teacher of the Year award celebrates a teacher who works at Institutional Member schools. The nominated teacher should advance the mission of the member school and STEM education. Each Institutional Member may nominate only one teacher that taught in the 2019-2020 school year. The selected Innovative Teacher of the year will also demonstrate:

  • How the teacher implements STEM infused teaching strategies and innovation in their classroom
  • How the teacher incorporates STEM into their school’s culture or connects STEM to real-world careers and industry
  • Feedback or lessons learned from the teacher that could support implementation at other Institutional Member schools

Nominate a STEM Teacher


NCSSS Innovative Partnership Award

Recognizing inventiveness in partnerships between member schools, local businesses, corporations, and/or post-secondary institutions

The winner of the 2019 Innovative Partnership Award was the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts for their Research in the Park entry.

The 2020 NCSSS Innovative Partnership of the Year award celebrates partnership initiatives planned and executed by Institutional Member schools. The nominated program should advance the mission of the member school and the partner organization. Each Institutional Member may nominate only one partnership that occurred in the 2019-2020 school year. The selected Innovative Partnership of the year will also demonstrate:

  • How the partnership supported and advanced the goals of both organizations
  • How the partnership strengthened STEM in their community
  • Feedback or lessons learned from the partnership that could support implementation at other Institutional Member schools

Nominate an Innovative Partnership

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