Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award

  1. Membership in MAST is not a requirement

  2. In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science

  3. Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator


Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

  1. Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership is not a disqualifier

  2. Works with science educators in Massachusetts

  3. High visibility in science education

  4. Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – strives to work together than separately in his/her mission and promotes collaboration


MAST State Science Educator of the Year

  1. Current member of MAST (e.g. membership acquired through conference participation or affiliates)

  2. Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner

  3. Active or retired teacher

  4. Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide

  5. Role model in science education for other educators


County Science Educator of the Year Awards (14)

  1. Hold a current membership in the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and has been an active member one year prior.

  2. Have a past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.

  3. Have provided a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.

  4. Have been active in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.


Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

  1. The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them.

  2. Membership in MAST is not a requirement for the award.

  3. The recipient will receive recognition at the annual MAST Awards banquet and one year's complimentary membership in MAST (new or renewal).


Click here to submit a nomination for a 2016 MAST Award: Due September 30, 2016

Contact Dr. Gary Mazzola at gmazzola@awrsd.org with any questions. 



Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant:

All current dues paying members of MAST are eligible to apply for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant, established in memory of Elaine Adams, chemistry teacher at Phillips Academy and one of the four founders of the former Science Teachers Area Resource Swap (STARS).

This year one $500 award will be presented to an applicant who proposes pursuing a professional development venture that is interesting and new for themselves and that has the potential to be of use/value for their students and science education. Recipients are expected to present a workshop at an upcoming MAST Conference. Prior winners may apply again but in the case of a tied decision, new awardees will be given priority over previous winners.

Elaine Adams Grant 2016 Application.doc

Due May 15, 2016


Contact Mark Hungate at dowisland@hotmail.com with any questions. 

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