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Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research
This award is presented at the Annual International Conference but is bestowed only when a superior candidate is identified. It is given to recognize an individual who, through research over an extended period of time, has made outstanding and continuing contributions, provided notable leadership, and made a substantial impact in the area of science education
Early Career Research Award
The Early Career Research Award is given annually to the early researcher who demonstrates the greatest potential to make outstanding and continuing contributions to educational research. The recipient will have received his/her Doctoral degree within five years of receiving the award.
Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
This award was established in 1992 to be given annually for the Doctoral Dissertation judged to have the greatest significance in the field of science education.
The NARST Fellow Program is an award program that honors and recognize excellence in science education research and service. This program promotes and advances the NARST mission in science education, and the role of science education in the local and global community, by designating NARST members as Fellows.
Former NARST Awards
The JRST Award is given annually to the Journal of Research in Science Teaching article that is judged the most significant publication for that year.
Outstanding Paper Award
The Outstanding Paper Award is given annually for the paper or research report presented at the Annual International Conference that is judged to have the greatest significance and potential in the field of science education.
Outstanding Master's Thesis Award
This award was established in 1995 to be given annually for the Master's Thesis judged to have the greatest significance in the field of science education. It was last awarded in 2002.
Classroom Applications Award
The Classroom Applications Award was established in 1979. The award was given annually to authors whose papers were presented at the previous Annual Meeting and judged to be outstanding in terms of emphasizing classroom application of research in science education. The award was last presented in 1991.
Attendees honor award recipients at the 2017 Awards Luncheon.