Best Practices
August 5, 2009

Shell Oil Company Awards Outstanding Science Teachers

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Shell Oil Company recognizes the importance of having captivating teachers in the K-12 science classroom. Exemplary teachers engage their students in an interesting science education with the hopes that they will grow up to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). To this end, Shell seeks to recognize science teachers who serve as excellent examples to their fellow peers. Each year, Shell Oil Company partners with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to award one teacher the prestigious Shell Science Teaching Award. This award is meant to recognize a teacher that has had a positive impact upon his or her community, students, and school through excellent science teaching. Included in this award are $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Teachers must have at least 8 years of experience in the science classroom and must teach in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, or in Department of Defense schools.

"Shell believes teachers play a very important, front-line role to engage and excite students about science, math and technical careers” says Frazier Wilson, Social Investment Manager at Shell. “We are proud to recognize and reward an outstanding teacher who helps students envision the pathway to become the innovators for tomorrow."

Read Shell's recent press release announcing the 2009 award winner, Deborah Cornelison, a science teacher at Byng Junior High School in Ada, Oklahoma.