July 1, 2006
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, administered by the National Science Foundation, are presented each year to some of the top science and math teachers in the United States and US territories. Awardees are invited to spend a week in Washington, DC, attending conferences, workshops, and recognition events with agency leaders, members of Congress, and the president.
On 5 May, AIBS cosponsored (with the National Association of Biology Teachers and the Biotechnology Institute) a breakfast for this year's awardees in the field of biology. These outstanding high school biology teachers were given a firsthand account of AIBS's programs and activities, as well as complimentary copies of the AIBS publication Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation and the educational DVD Evolution: Why Bother? AIBS also participated in an information exchange with all award recipients immediately after the breakfast to inform them of the information and resources AIBS offers to those in the education field.
For more information on the awards program, go to www.paemst.org.