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2018 INDEEDS Award Winners

2018 INDEEDS Award Winners

The Idaho STEM Action Center is excited to announce the Industry's Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Awards winners! These are Idaho educators with a strong commitment to going above and beyond in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Educators were selected from both K-6th and 7th-12th grade categories.

Our 2018 INDEEDS Awards recipients are:

2018 INDEEDS Winner, John Barenberg
K-6th: John Barenberg, a 3rd grade teacher at Marsing Elementary in Marsing, ID
Laura Wommack, 2018 INDEEDS Winner
7th-12th: Laura Wommack, a 10th-12th grade teacher at Lakeside Jr-Sr High in Plummer, ID

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVES:

  • $2,000 individual cash prize from Industry awards
  • Up to $2,000 from the Idaho STEM Action Center to attend a national conference related to STEM to advance their professional practices
  • $2,000 to the educator's school for STEM initiatives

Congratulations to John and Laura on this well-deserved award!!

2018 INDEEDS Award Information

Idaho STEM Action Center’s Industry's Excellent Educators Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Awards is an award for Idaho educators with a strong commitment to going above and beyond in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) chosen by industry leaders in both K-6th and 7th-12th grade categories.

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVES:

  • $2,000 individual cash prize from Industry awards
  • Up to $2,000 from the Idaho STEM Action Center to attend a national conference related to STEM to advance their professional practices
  • $2,000 to the educator's school for STEM initiatives

Winners are honored at the Idaho Technology Council's Hall of Fame Gala in the Fall. Call for nominations are open in the spring.

Past Winners of INDEEDS Award

2017 Winners

Jason George of Vision Charter School in Caldwell
Jason George of Vision Charter School in Caldwell


Paula McElroy of Westside Elementary School in Payette
Paula McElroy of Westside Elementary School in Payette


2016 Winners

Melyssa Ferro of Syringa Middle School in Caldwell
Melyssa Ferro of Syringa Middle School in Caldwell


Sonia Galaviz of Garfield Elementary in Boise
Sonia Galaviz of Garfield Elementary in Boise


THANKS to our 2018 SPONSORS!

GOLD SPONSORS

Micron Foundation
Idaho National Laboratory

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