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NESCent/BEACON Evolution Scholar - Travel Award

 

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WHAT IS THE NESCent/BEACON EVOLUTION SCHOLAR TRAVEL AWARD?

 

Motivated, energetic, enthusiastic science instructors at the high school and community college levels are invited to apply for travel awards to attend the 2013 Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), to be held in Atlanta, GA from Nov. 20th through 23rd, 2013. 

 

Four awards are available (two, each, for high school and community college instructors).  The awards are sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, which will cover all expenses (transportation, lodging, food and meeting registration).

 

As a NESCent/BEACON Evolution Scholar, you will have the opportunity to participate in multiple symposia, workshops and presentations focusing on evolution science and pedagogy.  In addition, you will have access to a huge variety of sessions and talks related to all other aspects of biology education and will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of talented and enthusiastic biology educators from around the country.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY? 

 

Applicants should be high school or community college instructors with a passion for learning about and teaching evolution.  They should have a proven track record of successfully covering evolution-related topics in their courses in innovative ways.  In addition, they should be able to demonstrate a long-standing commitment to instructor professional development - both their own, and that of their colleagues.

 

WHAT DO WE ASK OF YOU IN RETURN?

 

The goal of this program is to identify talented, enthusiastic instructors who are excited about evolution, provide them with the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and pedagogical skills at the NABT conference, and then have them share this with their students (through classroom activities) and colleagues (through professional development activities).

 

As a NESCent/BEACON Evolution Scholar you will, therefore, be expected to:

 

 

 

If you're interested in becoming a NESCent/BEACON Evolution Scholar and helping to bring cutting edge evolutionary science to your institution, please complete the application form at http://www.nescent.org/NABT2013travelaward.

 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub at jory@nescent.org.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 8 PM EASTERN (5 PM PACIFIC) ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2013.  AWARD WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER11th.

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