Call for Submissions: The 2023-2024 Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award

Cash Prizes and Expense Paid Trip to Attend NSTA’s National Conference to be Awarded for Exemplary Science Teaching

Shell USA, Inc. and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are calling for submissions for the Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award.

The Shell Science Teaching Award recognizes one outstanding classroom teacher (grades K–12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and the community through exemplary science teaching. The award is open to all K–12 teachers, who have a minimum of eight years of experience (not including the current school year) as a teacher of science and must teach in a public or private school located in the United States, U.S. territories, Department of Defense schools, or in Canada.

The Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award is created for K–12 classroom science teachers in urban settings, designed to help strengthen quality science teaching and enhance teacher content knowledge. Classroom science teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school level who are part of underrepresented ethnic groups are also eligible to apply for the award. Qualifying underrepresented ethnic groups include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.

“Teachers are so imperative in inspiring the next generation of technical and inventive talent,” said Dr. Frazier Wilson, Director, Workforce Development Diversity Outreach, Shell USA, Inc. “It takes passion and determination to create a space where students are encouraged to open their minds to possibly help solve some of the world’s most complex problems. We honor distinguished science leaders with this award because we believe teachers are key to building interest in science disciplines and future careers.”

The Shell Science Teaching Award winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Shell. Additionally, the winner and two finalists will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend NSTA’s National Conference on Science Education in Denver, Colorado, March 20-23, 2024. Winners of the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award will receive $1,800 in expenses to attend the National Conference in Denver. All Shell award winners will be honored at a special evening celebration during the conference.

For more information about The Shell Science Teaching Award or the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award, visit The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2023.

About Shell USA, Inc.

Shell USA Inc.’s commitment to community and social responsibility has been in place for more than 50 years. During this time, we have contributed more than a billion dollars to support community, health and welfare, environmental, arts and cultural activities, various educational initiatives, including minority education, and diversity and inclusiveness programs in Houston and the U.S.

FOR INQUIRIES CONTACT: Shell USA, Inc. Media Line +1 (832) 337-4355

About NSTA

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high-quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators can grow professionally and excel in their careers. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field. For more information, visit, or follow NSTA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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