J. Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science

+ Deadline is  February 18, 2022 


In these unprecedented times, do you know a deserving educator who has done an exceptional job of teaching science during the pandemic? Someone who has gone well beyond their typical duties to engage with and educate their students, whether in an in-person classroom setting or virtually? We encourage you to nominate this talented and dedicated individual for the J Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science.

The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh has established the J. KEVIN SCANLON AWARD FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE to recognize an educator who has promoted and enhanced science education in the geographic bounds of the SSP through uncompensated efforts above and beyond their normal classroom duties. In particular, during the current pandemic-related settings, this may include a noteworthy level of engagement with students, availability during “off-hours”, providing or recommending additional resources to enrich their students’ educational experience, effective use of virtual teaching tools or other extraordinary efforts. Two awardees will be selected by the Scanlon Award Committee from the submitted nominations. Each recipient will receive a plaque and a $500 award that they may use toward a science-related resource of their choosing.

To nominate a worthy candidate, please see the attached J. Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science Call for Nominations.