MAT Earth Science Graduate Receives STANYS Award

Jaclyn Steigert, a third year earth science teacher at R.C. Murphy Junior High School in the Three Village School District, was honored by the Science Teachers Association of New York State, an organization that aims to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science education.

Ms. Steigert was this year's recipient of the Fellows New Teacher Conference Award. This award benefits the career of a promising second- or third-year science teacher and supports his or her attendance at the 116th Annual STANYS Conference, which was held at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY from November 5-8, 2011.

As a participant in the conference, Ms. Steigert embarked on a field trip into the Genesee River Gorge, attended special workshops such as the "Earth Science Demo Derby", and had the chance to meet with science teachers from all over New York State.

Ms. Steigert received her Masters of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Degree from Stony Brook University.


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