Victor Sampson, associate professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Center for STEM Education was recently recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) with an NSTA Fellow Award. The NSTA Fellow Award recognizes his commitment to education and his contribution to improving educational practice through research.
Sampson’s work seeks to improve science learning productivity by studying the interactions that take place between students, materials, and ideas. He has authored 42 articles and 5 books. Sampson has given numerous presentations at national and regional NSTA conferences, and designed/facilitated over 50 professional development workshops for inservice science teachers. As an NSTA Fellow, he also is recognized as an ambassador for the advancement of science and science education.
The NSTA is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. Every year NSTA recognizes extraordinary K–12 teachers, professors, principals, and science educators for their outstanding achievements in science education.