Honors

  • Recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Service Award of the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching.
  • 2003 Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2002 Minnie Stevens Pipe Professor, for dedication to the teaching profession and outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement.
  • 2002 Outstanding Scholar in Education Award, presented by the Alumni Association, the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 2001 Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor in Education
  • 1996 Honorary Membership Award, the highest given by the Science Teachers Association of Texas.
  • 1996 Inez Robinson Award in Science Education, for continued contributions to the international, national, and state science education communities, Science Teachers Association of Texas.
  • 1993 YWCA Mentors and Allies Award, in recognition of extraordinary support of women, Austin, Texas.
  • 1991 Rebecca Sparks Elementary Science Award, Texas Council of Elementary Science.
  • 1989 Honorary Doctor of Science degree Award, Marietta Colleage, Marietta, Ohio.
  • 1989 Texas Excellence Teaching Award, College of Education.
  • 1988 Outstanding Science Educator of the Year , Association for the Education of Teachers in Science.
  • 1985 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • 1982 Outstanding Service Award , Science Teachers Association of Texas.
  • 1973 John. F. Kennedy Award , presented by John F. Kennedy High School, Cleveland, Ohio, for leadership in pedagogy and service to the school.
  • 1972 Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park.