J. Kevin Scanlon Award for the Promotion of Science

+ Deadline is  February 17, 2024 


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.

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. One awardee will be selected by the Scanlon Award Committee from the submitted nominations. The 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 application below.


The program is open to K-12 science educators in PA, OH, WV, VA, MD, NJ, DE, or NY.

Application will be available in August.