Thursday, August 23, 2012

Shell Science Lab Challenge

Shell Science Lab Challenge

Shell Science Lab Challenge

A Program of NSTA

About the Challenge

Are you succeeding in science lab instruction with minimal equipment? The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!
Over $93,000 in lab makeover prizes to be awarded this year to 18 schools!
NSTA and Shell would like to thank VWR for their support of the Shell Science Lab Challenge.

Application for 2012–2013

Download an application »

Deadline: November 12, 2012
Submit entries by November 12, 2012, to or send by fax to 703-243-7177.

How to Enter

Complete a Shell Science Lab Challenge Application describing (in 3 pages or less) your philosophy of science teaching; the school's current limited laboratory facilities and resources and why they might be classified as "limited"; and an innovative use of limited laboratory equipment and resources you have implemented in your classroom. (See SSLC Application for complete details.)
Need tips for developing a competitive application for the Shell Science Lab Challenge? Click here to view the archived web seminar presentation.
If you have questions, please e-mail or call the Shell Science Lab Challenge program office at NSTA at 703.312.9241.

View all the prizes »

The Challenge invites middle and high school science teachers (Grades 6–12) in the United States and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups) to illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities.

2012 Science Lab Challenge Regional Finalists and National Winners

*National Finalist
**Grand Prize Winner

Region 1

Janet Shockley
Millis Middle School
Millis, MA 02054

Region 2


Region 3

Ophelia Barizo
Highland View Academy
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Region 4

*Denise Ponte
Roy W. Brown Middle School
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Region 5

Pearl Wharton-Gill
Pathways Academy Charter School
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Region 6

Michele Owen
West High School
Knoxville, TN 37919

Region 7

Patti Brooks
D’Iberville Middle School
D’Iberville, MS 39540

Region 8

Scott Diamond
The Learning Center at Linlee
Lexington, KY 40511

Region 9

*Dr. Manuel Paul Pena
Longfellow H.S. for Pregnant & Parenting Mothers
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Region 10

*Jennifer Bargardi
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
Detroit, MI 48235

Region 11

Donna O’Neill
Goessel High School
Goessel, KS 67053

Region 12

Anne Friedrich
Cora B. Darling Elementary/Middle School
Postville, IA 52162

Region 13

*Lance Doss
Wagoner High School
Wagoner, OK 74467

Region 14

Jennifer Nass-Fukai
Overland High School
Aurora, CO 80012

Region 15

Sean McAndrews
Joliet Public Schools
Joliet, MT 59401

Region 16

Yvette Jaquish
Burton Pathways Charter School
Porterville, CA 93257

Region 17

Margaret Carter
Wapato Middle School
Wapato, WA 98951

Region 18

**Kristy Martens
Westmount Charter School
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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