The Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) is the highest award that NARST bestows on a dissertation judged by colleagues on the Selection Committee to have the greatest significance in the field of science education research from among all dissertations nominated for the award that year. The ODRA Committee is now soliciting nominations for the 2021 award from all current NARST members who completed a dissertation within 15 months prior to August 31, 2020.
This Award recognizes and rewards individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through exemplary, high quality research. The recipient(s) of the Award should have made substantial scholarly contributions over a period of at least 20 years since the award of their doctorate. Contributions may be of several types including, but not limited to, empirical, philosophical or historical research, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research approaches.
The NARST Early Career Research Award (ECRA) acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the seven years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. Research contributions may vary, including - but not limited to - empirical, philosophical, historical research, critical perspectives, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research techniques.
Drs. Brian Donovan and Dana Vedder-Weiss were selected to receive the NARST 2020 Early Career Research Award (ECRA). This honor recognizes their professional accomplishments as the most significant among other researchers nominated for the ECRA this year.
NARST President, Dr. Tali Tal, invites you to celebrate the accomplishments of the NARST 2020 Awardees at the NARST Conference Award Ceremony and Presidential Reception on Sunday, March 15, from 7:00-9:30 PM in Salon E & F/Exhibit Hall. Please join us in Congratulating the NARST 2020 Award Recipients!
Dr. Neta Shaby was selected to receive the NARST 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) for her dissertation titled, “Understanding the Interactions in a Science Museums - A Longitudinal Study of Elementary School Students”.
Dr. Yehudit Judy Dori and Dr. Saouma B. BouJaoude were selected to receive the NARST 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award (DCRA). This honor recognizes their professional accomplishments as the most significant among other researchers nominated for the DCRA this year.