North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) is accepting nominations for its K-16 Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education, which is designed to recognize higher education faculty and educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Those wishing to nominate an educator or themselves for the 2018 awards should submit a nomination form and supporting documents to NCABR no later than March 30. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Each award consists of:

Complimentary registration to the current year’s Bridging the Gap STEM education conference (registrations will be refunded for awardees who register and pay in advance);

$500 cash prize; and

Recognition and award presentation at the Bridging the Gap conference on Oct. 23-24, in Raleigh.

To learn more about the award and eligibility, please visit the Bridging the Gap website. Bridging the Gap is a statewide conference that unites K-12 education, higher education, industry, government and other STEM groups to work toward the common goal of strengthening K-16 STEM education in North Carolina. Since 2012, more than 2,330 STEM stakeholders from North Carolina and beyond have come together at Bridging the Gap to share ideas and resources.