The winners of the Abell Award will be recognized at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards Banquet held in April. The award will include a $1500 scholarship and a keepsake recognizing the honor. Send nominations via email to email@example.com and include “Abell Award” in the subject line.
Dr. Sandra K. Abell was a great champion of science education at the University of Missouri, as well as nationally and internationally. Her work over more than three decades was dedicated to unleashing a passion for science in students, from kindergarten to University. Here at the University of Missouri, Sandi inspired graduate students in science disciplines across campus to embrace teaching as a creative and rewarding endeavor. The Abell Science Education Award was created to honor Sandi’s memory and to recognize the outstanding achievements of a graduate student pursuing PhD studies in any natural science discipline who has demonstrated a dual passion for both research and teaching.
Nominees for the Abell Science Education Award should be second year or higher PhD students from a natural science discipline (i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or geology) who demonstrate a commitment and interest in a career in college science teaching and science outreach as revealed by their involvement in science education coursework or other campus programs focused on developing college science teachers.
Awardees will be selected by a faculty committee.
Call Out: December 1
Nominations Due: the second Monday in March
Nomination packets must be submitted in electronic form using .pdf format.
Scan the documents into one .pdf file in the order listed below. Save the file with the applicant’s name. Unlike many of the other graduate school awards, students must self-nominate.
No additional materials may be submitted.