Each year, MassBioEd and our partners recognize an outstanding school, teacher, and student for their achievements in life sciences education. Questions or want to learn more? Email BioTeach@massbioed.org.
Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award
The Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award recognizes a New England high school that distinguishes itself through exemplary school-wide educational programming in the life sciences. The award was named in honor of Joshua Boger, Ph.D. to recognize his sustained commitment to excellence in science education. The Boger Family Foundation awards the school with $5,000 to be used for equipment and supplies to support the life sciences.
Henri. A. Termeer Champions for Biotechnology Teacher Award
In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology and Life Science Educator Grant recognizes dedicated life sciences teachers from Massachusetts schools who mentor their students in answering and more importantly, asking rich questions in the spirit of scientific excellence.
With the intent to celebrate educators who launch and expand biotechnology and life sciences curricula in their high-school classrooms, the Termeer Educator Grant provides a teacher with the opportunity to enrich their own learning and educational craft with a grant to be used toward professional development or continuing education in life science-related fields and equipment or reagents needed for innovative life sciences curricula. Additionally, the awarded candidate will have the opportunity to share and present the impacts of their enrichment to the MassBioEd Selection Committee upon completion of the grant-funded work.
Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship
In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, each year the Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship program recognizes one outstanding student who plans to enroll in an eligible 4-year life sciences undergraduate program. The winning student receives a $2,500 scholarship.