Feb 3, 2015 –
Educator Awards Overview
By honoring the educators who are hard at work in our 6 to 12 grade classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover engineering.
Unique to this program, engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. This community recognizes that educators deserve support and respect when it comes to advancing student learning.
Recognition and Prizes
Up to three winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a recognition event in June 2015, a $2,000 cash prize, and a 3M gift pack of classroom supplies. Their engineer/student nominators will also receive the trip to Washington, D.C. Eight notable runners-up will receive $500 each and gift packs.
Application Process and Requirements
Application forms are submitted online. Click here to download the Application Guide (PDF). This guide is designed to assist you in completing your online application form and includes all of the application questions. Applications will be accepted starting on January 15th, 2015 and the deadline is March 16, 2015. Winners will be notified in April and a recognition event will be held in Washington, D.C. in June.
Teacher nominees must be:
- Full-time educators teaching in grades 6-12 (U.S. or U.S. equivalent)
- Nominated by an engineer or college engineering student (college or graduate level). The application form includes short questions to be completed by the educator and the engineer/student nominator.
- Note: A photo of the educator nominee (formal headshot and, if available, candid shot of teacher in classroom) is also required. APPLY NOW!
- The DiscoverE Educator Awards are sponsored by Bechtel, ExxonMobil Corporation, 3M, Shell Oil Corporation, and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).