President’s Message – July, 2015

APAST President’s Message – July, 2015

We are in the midst of summer, and that means that most of us are getting a well-deserved break to regain our full energy and reflect on how to become even better science educators. I hope you all have a wonderful summer.

At long last, the White House recently announced the PAEMST recipients (secondary teachers) for 2013 (!). Please reach out to the recipients in your state to congratulate them. The 2013 PAEMST recipients were recognized at The White House at the end of July. Let’s hope that the 2014 and 2015 recipients will follow shortly.

One of the NSF’s policies related to confidentiality prevents them from sharing the email addresses of the new recipients with APAST. We always offer the new recipients a free, one year membership in APAST, but if we don’t know their contact information it becomes very difficult. Please find out the contact information for the new recipients in your state (and any other state if you know it) and send the contact information to me at my NEW EMAIL ADDRESS:

Thank you. And, keep up the good work!

Best regards,

Fred Myers


Here is the official White House Press Release complete with list of this cycle’s awardees:

White House Honors 2013 PAEMST Awardees




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