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Skoog Cup Award

“Presented to the higher education faculty members in appreciation for their outstanding contributions in the development of quality science education.”

The Skoog Cup award is an award given to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education

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Dr. Gerald Skoog

The Skoog Cup, named after the first award recipient, Dr. Gerald Skoog of Texas Tech University, is an award given to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education.

Criteria used to select the award recipient are as follows:
A sustained record of:

  • leadership in science education
  • advocacy for quality K-12 science education for all students
  • contributions to STAT and other professional science organizations
  • development of effective programs for pre-service and in-service teachers of science

The recipient will be invited to speak to faculty, teachers and students at the Skoog Cup Banquet at TTU during the award year.

Skoog Cup Award Recipients

Year Name University
1999 Gerald Skoog Texas Tech University
2000 Robert Beck Clark Texas A & M
2001 Steven Rakow University of Houston at Clear Lake
2002 Fred Fiefer University of Texas at Dallas
2003 Violetta Lein Texas State University
2004 Sandra West Texas State University
2005 Larry Peck Texas A & M
2006 Karen Ostlund University of Texas at Austin
2007 Susan Talkmitt Texas Tech University
2008 Eugene Chiapetta University of Houston
2009 James Westgate Lamar University
2010 Peggy Carnahan Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio
2011 David Lamp Texas Tech University
2012 Louis Jacobs Southern Methodist University
2013 Mary K. Hemenway University of Texas