National STEM Scholar Program – Seeking Middle School Science Teachers


  • enjoy the creativity in teaching
  • are eager to share ideas with colleagues
  • are excited about networking with peers from across the country
  • would like financial and academic support for great ideas

About the National STEM Scholar Program:

When you become a 2020 National STEM Scholar, you’ll be inspired, encouraged, and empowered to grow your students and yourself. Led by skilled science educators, the Scholar experience fosters new ideas and approaches to teaching, provides a national network of colleagues for career-long interaction, and creates unique access to national thought leaders in education who participate in the program and choose to stay engaged.

This prestigious program is hosted and coordinated by The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University (WKU). The ten Scholars selected for the 2020 class will convene May 31-June 6, 2020 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

National STEM Scholars will receive a stipend for technology and supplies necessary to complete a Challenge Project for classroom implementation, a tablet to facilitate communication between colleagues, and sponsored attendance at the 2021 NSTA National Conference in Chicago. Mentoring will be provided throughout th eyear by WKU Faculty.

How to Apply:

Complete the application at by February 1, 2020


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