Susan Talkmitt, the associate director of curriculum and instruction for the T-STEM Center was named the 2007 recipient of the Skoog Cup at the Conference for the Association of Science Teachers.
The prestigious award, selected by science peers from the Science Teachers Association of Texas, honors an individual in higher education who has made significant contributions to K-12 science education at local, state and national levels.
“Susan’s dynamic personality and genuine concern for teachers make everyone who works with her enthusiastic about learning new and better ways to teach STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] education,” commented Dean Fontenot, Ph.D., a director of the T-STEM Center.
The Skoog Cup is awarded by the Science Teachers Association of Texas, Texas Tech University Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Science Teachers Association of Region 17. The award was created in 1999 to honor it’s first recipient Gerald Skoog, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for the Integration of Science and Education Research and Paul Whitfield Horn professor emeritus.