SSMA Awards

SSMA presents several annual awards to recognize distinguished service, excellence in science and mathematics integration, early career scholarship, and exemplary teaching and learning. Members of SSMA are encouraged to propose a nominee satisfying any of these award criteria.

 

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS

Nominate a colleague for one or more of the following SSMA Awards by completing the requirements for a specific award. 

Award Descriptions and Requirements

GEORGE G. MALLINSON DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

SSMA recognizes notable and extensive service to the SSMA organization with the George G. Mallinson Distinguished Service Award. Potential awardees are those who have been a member of SSMA for at least ten (10) years and who have shown substantial participation and leadership in SSMA activities such as paper presentations at meetings, committee work, membership work, and reviewing for the journal. Nominations for this award must come from current members of SSMA. This award may be given annually.

To nominate a person for this award, send:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the nomineee's contribution to the organization along with supporting information as available.
  2. Letters of support from 2 past presidents of the SSMA.

Awardee: The awardee will receive a one-year membership to SSMA, a conference fee waiver to the annual SSMA Convention where the award will be presented, and an invitation to address the membership at the Annual Convention

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTEGRATING SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

SSMA recognizes notable and extensive efforts in higher education andbeyond related to the integration of Science and Mathematics with the SSMA Award forExcellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics. The award is given to a person or groupwho/which has fostered, promoted, and extended the integration of mathematics/science atthe elementary, secondary, or university level. The nominee should be a person or groupwho is active in science/mathematics education and in the development of curricula for thepreparation of teachers, educational research, or other activities of significant educationalvalue; thereby showing an impact on science/mathematics education. The competition isopen to non-SSMA members but all applicants must be nominated by an SSMA member. This award may be given annually.

To nominate a person for this award, send:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the nominee's contribution to the integration of science and mathematics.
  2. A personal statement from the nominee outlining the highlights of their work.
  3. Support letters from two others in the field of science/mathematics education describing the nominee's impact on the field.

Awardee: The Awardee will receive a one-year membership to SSMA, a convention fee waiver to the annual SSMA Convention where the award will be presented, and an invitation to present a session at the Annual Convention about their work. .

CONNECTIONS AWARD

The SSMA recognizes exemplary K-12 teaching and learning projects that focus on connections between science and mathematics with the SSMA Connections Award. The nominee should be a person working in K-12 who has been a leader of an exemplary teaching and learning project that is school-based and focused on connections between science and mathematics. This award may be given annually.

To nominate a person for this award, send:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the nominee's contribution to K-12 science and mathematics teaching and learning.
  2. A description of the project.

Awardee: The Awardee will receive a $500 award, a convention fee waiver to the annual SSMA Convention where the award will be presented, and an invitation to present a session at the Annual Convention about their work.Additional funds may be available to support awardee(s) travel to the annual convention.

OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR AWARD

The SSMA recognizes outstanding early career contributions to the scholarship of science and/or mathematics education with the Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award.The nominee should be a person, within five years of receiving a doctoral degree, with an exemplary and productive program of research related to science and/or mathematics education. The nominee must have been an SSMA member in good standing for at least one year prior to the submission of the application. This award may be given annually.

To nominate a person for this award, send:

  1. Current Vita,
  2. Three exemplary scholarly works (Works need to relate to common mathematics/science education themes such as Integration; Technology; Constructivism/Inquiry; Professional development' and so forth),
  3. A two-page maximum (double-spaced; 12 pt. font) summary addressing: Research interests; A description of how the submitted scholarly works have impacted research area
  4. Two support letters set separately (One support letter must be from a non-dissertation committee member)

Awardee: The Awardee will receive a $500 award, a one-year membership to SSMA, a convention fee waiver to the annual SSMA Convention where the award will be presented, and an invitation to present a session at the Annual Convention about their work. Additional funds may be available to support awardee(s) travel to the annual convention.

SSMA DISSERTATION AWARD

The SSMA recognizes outstanding doctoral degree research with the SSMA Dissertation Award. The Award is given for dissertations related to science education, mathematics education, or integrated science and mathematics education. Competition is open to non-members, but all applicants must be nominated by an SSMA member. The nominee’s dissertation must have been completed within three years of the submission. This award may be given annually.

To nominate a person for this award, send:

  1. A letter of nomination attesting to the quality of the dissertation, which may include the fit to science/mathematics education; how the dissertation represents the highest level of scholarship; the researcher's contribution to science/mathematics education, the research questions, and the manner in which the findings relate to the advancement /enhancement of science/mathematics education.
  2. A 2,000-2,500 word summary of the dissertation with no more than 1 page of references. There should be no reference to the author in the summary or references.
  3. A letter of intent from the author stating that he/she is willing to be nominated for the award and including the author's mailing address, email, and phone number.

Awardee: The Awardee will receive a $500 award, a one-year membership to SSMA, a convention fee waiver to the annual SSMA Convention where the award will be presented, and the recipient will be invited to present a session at the Annual Convention about their dissertation. Additional funds may be available to support awardee(s) travel to the annual convention.

JOHN PARK STUDENT CONVENTION AWARD

To qualify for this Award, a graduate or undergraduate student must attend and present at the SSMA Annual Convention, and must have incurred personal expenses to attend.

To apply, the student must complete the Expenses Report form, which includes a listing of the expenses incurred to attend the Convention and details of financial support to attend the Convention from outside sources, for example, the student’s college/department or travel grants offered by the student’s university. The completed form must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the first day of the Convention.

Each year at the Convention, one or more students who submit their Expenses Report Form and meet the criteria for the Award will be randomly selected from all students who submitted the Expenses Report Form and meet the criteria to receive the Award. The maximum award will be $400. Lesser amounts will be awarded to those selected with personal expenses less than $400.




For additional questions, you may contact Craig Schroeder, Chair of Award Committee, at [email protected]