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Science educator recognized for excellence by state group

March 8, 2012

Kevin Mason, assistant professor of science education at University of Wisconsin-Stout, will be recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers for his outstanding work.

The society recognizes science teachers annually for their achievements.

Mason will receive the Excellence in Science Education Award at the WSST convention Friday, March 9, in Madison. The award, designed to foster excellence in science instruction, recognizes individuals who excel and who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of science education in the state. Educators recognized include those at the elementary, middle, secondary or college level or who are active supporters of science education.

Mason, who came to UW-Stout in 2006, is program director of science education in the UW-Stout School of Education.

“It is great to see that his peers off campus are also recognizing the significance of his contributions to science education," said Brian McAlister, director of the School of Education.

Mason has received numerous grants to advance science education in the state. He received the Teacher Quality Initiative grant in 2011-12, a Math and Science Partnership grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction from 2009 to the present, another Teacher Quality Initiative grant from 2008-11, a Wisconsin Environmental Educators Board grant in 2008-09 and a National Science Foundation grant also in 2008-09.

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