The massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators

Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators Call for Nominations

For more than 20 years, the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators has been recognizing the lasting contributions of individuals to science education. Inductees have included elementary, middle school, and high school classroom teachers, college and university professors, administrators, and practitioners of informal science education. As of October, 2016 there have been over one hundred inductees.

The Hall of Fame selection committee announces that it has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 class! The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2017. Send the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of your nominee to jperry1951@gmail.com with the subject, “Hall of Fame Nomination”. Include one page telling why you are nominating this person. The award ceremony will take place at the MSELA Science Leadership Conference on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough.

Criteria for Nominations

The individual should have been involved in science education in Massachusetts for a minimum of twenty years. The individual should have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and/or science teaching in Massachusetts. 
 

  • Has had an effect in school(s) and/or system (s). 
  • Has had an effect statewide/regionally. 
  • Has had an impact nationally. 
  • Has introduced/modified new teaching/learning programs. 
  • Has done workshops and lectures for student groups. 
  • Has publications related to science/education of value to science educators. 
  • Has provided service to professional organizations. 
  • There is evidence of enthusiastic and continual search for knowledge.
  • There is evidence of leadership in science education. 
  • There is evidence of long-term impact on students. 
  • There has been recognition of contributions such as awards/citations from recognized groups. 

Nominator:
Many science educators in Massachusetts are deserving of recognition. We need your help in identifying the most dedicated individuals in our state. The procedure for nomination is:
 

1.    Send the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of your nominee to the name listed below. Include one page telling why you are nominating this person. Deadline for nominations:  Friday, September 1, 2017.

2.    Inform the nominee of your nomination and tell them to provide us with: (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) three letters of reference. Please limit these references to two pages each. Deadline for packet: Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Please send the letters of nomination, the application packet, and any questions to: Jim Perry, 19 North White Pine Lane, Mansfield, MA 02048. Email: perryjim1951@gmail.com  Mobile: 508-272-1236

AS OF NOVEMBER 2016, THERE HAVE BEEN OVER ONE HUNDRED INDUCTEES. THEY ARE:

  • 1992 Harold Chapman
  • 1992 Mary Corcoran
  • 1992 Jack Crowley
  • 1992 Paul Girard
  • 1992 Richard Hamilton
  • 1992 Bob Kelley
  • 1992 Robert Knights
  • 1992 Larry Nilson
  • 1992 Richard Sullivan
  • 1992 Tom Vaughn
  • 1992 George Weygand
  • 1993 Dorothy Andrews
  • 1993 Joe Balsama
  • 1993 Francis Finigan
  • 1993 Jim Terlizzi
  • 1994 George Duane
  • 1994 Judith Kelley
  • 1994 Wilma Schields
  • 1994 Harold Sandy Wiper
  • 1994 Mike Zapantis
  • 1995 Bill Hardin
  • 1995 Marion Harris
  • 1995 Tom Maccarone
  • 1995 Beverly Maffei
  • 1995 Joe Pignatiello
  • 1996 Margaret “Peg” Collins
  • 1996 Hazel Schroder
  • 1996 Russ Stanhope
  • 1996 Larry White
  • 1997 Cleti Cervoni
  • 1997 Daniel L. DeWolf
  • 1997 Joseph W. MacQuade
  • 1997 Nicola Micozzi, Jr.
  • 1997 Charles F. Roth
  • 1997 Kathleen M. Skelly
  • 1998 Bette Bridges
  • 1998 Miriam Dickey
  • 1998 Gordon Estabrooks
  • 1998 Louise Mary Nolan
  • 1998 Sue Plati
  • 1998 Mark Ryan
  • 1999 Kathy Brown
  • 1999 Joyce Gleason
  • 1999 Norman Mills
  • 1999 Linda Samuels
  • 2000 Karen Bouffard
  • 2000 Stephen Cremer
  • 2000 Robert Kilburn
  • 2000 Joseph Lapiana
  • 2000 Maureen Moir
  • 2000 Ronald Pike
  • 2000 Marilyn Richardson
  • 2000 Robert Siggens
  • 2001 Margaret Anderson
  • 2001 Alfred Benbenek
  • 2001 Miriam Cooper
  • 2001 Edward DeSchuytner
  • 2001 Christopher Emery
  • 2001 George Martins
  • 2001 Chauncy Waldron
  • 2002 Joanne Blum
  • 2002 Howard Dimmick
  • 2002 Ann Harney
  • 2002 Steven Murray
  • 2002 David Olney
  • 2002 Morton Sternheim
  • 2003 Donald Bockler
  • 2003 Susan Doubler
  • 2003 Paul King
  • 2003 Arthur Mittler
  • 2003 David Pullen
  • 2003 Larry Weathers
  • 2003 Mary Young
  • 2004 Gail Brookings C
  • 2004 Lornie Bullerwell
  • 2004 Richard Little
  • 2004 Louise Palanzi
  • 2004 Maxine Rosenberg
  • 2004 Rev. James Skehan, S.J.
  • 2004 David Vito
  • 2004 Emily “Paddy” Wade
  • 2005 Roland Stern
  • 2005 Joyce Croce
  • 2005 David Pierce
  • 2005 Dawn Sather
  • 2006 Patrick Carey
  • 2006 John Lowe
  • 2007 William Andrake
  • 2007 Gilbert Billings
  • 2007 Reen D. Gibb
  • 2007 Antonio M. Niro, Jr.
  • 2007 Warren G. Phillips
  • 2008 James Perry
  • 2008 James Spinale
  • 2009 Pat Harcourt
  • 2009 John Papadonis
  • 2010 Dr. Linde Eyster
  • 2010 Malcolm Fraser
  • 2010 Mark Greenman
  • 2011 Harriet Page
  • 2011 Dr. Kathleen Vandiver
  • 2011 Mary Liscombe
  • 2012 Anita Honkonen
  • 2012 Pamela Pelletier
  • 2013 Michael Thibodeau
  • 2014 Caryl Adamowitch
  • 2014 Wendell Cerne
  • 2014 Ruth Chappel
  • 2014 David Lyons
  • 2014 Susan Offner
  • 2015 Claire Duggan
  • 2015 Gary Mazzola
  • 2015 Sandra Ryack-Bell
  • 2015 Bradd Smithson
  • 2015 Joseph F. Tarello
  • 2016 Marilyn Decker
  • 2016 Shirley Griffin
  • 2016 Joel Rubin