2020 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award
Dr. Saouma B. BouJaoude
Professor & Associate Dean
Science and Math Education Center & Center for Teaching and Learning
American University of Beirut
Dr. Saouma B. BouJaoude was selected to receive the NARST 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award (DCRA). This honor recognizes Dr. Saouma B. BouJaoude's professional accomplishments as the most significant among other researchers nominated for the DCRA this year.
Professor Saouma BouJaoude is an engaged scholar who has impacted science education at the local, regional, and international level. His scholarly productivity spans many areas from curriculum, to teachers, to students. At the core of this continuous line of work is his passion for the improvement of the educational condition for many students and teachers. As a tireless scholar and advocate for science education, he also mentors many students and faculty, and serves on numerous national and international committees. As stated by a fellow science educator, Professor BouJaoud's dedication to the field of science education has resulted in his being the "nucleus of science education [in] the Arab region and an essential bridge between the region and the international science education community".