The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has opened nominations for the A. Richard Newton Educator Award to recognize educators who engage in new, innovative and successful practices and programs to attract more women and girls into STEM fields. I really believe that finding, highlighting and rewarding educators for these sorts of activities is an important community activity. If you are doing good things to attract and retain women and girls in high school or in undergraduate education or know someone who is please consider making a nomination.
The A. Richard Newton Educator Award recognizes teaching practices, techniques or innovative and new education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering. The award recognizes the educators (either individuals or teams) as well as the practices in K12 or undergraduate education. The award carries a $5,000 prize and will be presented at the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing awards celebration on October 4, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.
More information including the required nomination materials and access to the nomination page can be found at the A. Richard Newton Educator Award page at the Anita Borg Institute.
- 2012 nominations now open — Deadline is May 15, 2012.
- Nominators are notified in July
- Awards celebration in Baltimore, Maryland: October, 2012
- Ellen Walker, Hiram College, Co-Chair
- Robert Walker, Kent State, Co-Chair