Partnership Award in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

This award recognizes and honors North Carolina organizations that have an innovative partnership supporting science, mathematics and technology (SMT) education. The recipient of this award will be honored at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. A profile of the recipient will be featured on the SMT Center Web site.

Partnerships should:

  • Create deeper understanding by students or community members of SMT topics
  • Promote active engagement by students or community members
  • Address an area of need or concern in community or state related to SMT
  • Be innovative
  • Build capacity in community or across the state

Partnerships can self nominate or can be nominated by others.

Award submission requirements

The nominator is responsible for completing the nomination packet including letters of support. Deadline for receipt of all materials including support letters: December 1, 2016.

Components of nomination packet:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Description of support. Describe and provide examples of how the partnership:
    • Creates deeper understanding by students or community members of SMT topics
    • Promotes active engagement by students or community members
    • Addresses an area of need or concern in community or state
    • Provides innovative approach
    • Builds capacity in community or across the state
    • Provides replicable model
    • Collaborates

    Include an estimate of the number of students or community members served by this program and information on how long the partnership has been in place and reasons for the partnership

    Description of program should not exceed 1,500 words and should answer each of the criteria for the award.

  • Letters of support from two individuals. The letters should make a compelling case why the organizaton should be honored. Letters should not exceed 750 words each and should be submitted using the Letter of Support Form.

The nomination form cannot be saved once it is started so please have all the necessary information available before you start.

Once the nomination form is submitted, you will receive an email confirming the nomination. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please contact the SMT Center at smt@bwfund.org or 919-991-5111.