Susan Talkmitt Motivator Award
The Susan G. Talkmitt Motivator award is given to science educators who have made an outstanding and positive impact on the science education for TTU/HHMI undergraduate scholars.
The Susan G. Talkmitt Science Motivator Award is given to science educators who have made an outstanding and positive impact on the science education for TTU/ HHMI undergraduate Scholars. This annual award was created by scholars and the recipient is selected by a committee of the TTU/ HHMI Scholar Service Organization (SSO) executive officers and members. Scholars can nominate any precollege teacher, university professor, community member, or other influential individual (non-relative) who helped motivate and inspire the pursuit of science or science education as an undergraduate focus.
Criteria used to select the award recipient are as follows:
- Precollege Teacher
- University Professor
- Community Member
- Other Influential Individual (non-relative) who helped motivate and inspire the pursuit of science or science education as an undergraduate focus.
This award is presented annually at the TTU/ HHMI Research Celebration banquet each spring or the Skoog Cup Banquet each Fall. The recipient will receive travel expenses and a $200 honorarium.
Susan Talkmitt Motivator Award Recipients
|2006-2007||Joy Killough||High School Biology Teacher, Westwood High School, Austin, TX|
|2007-2008||Anita Smither||Retired Elementary Teacher, Lubbock ISD, CISER Teacher Partner and Elementary Specialist, Lubbock, TX|
|2008-2009||Lorenz Otto Luthere||Ph.D., Professor and TTU/HHMI Mentor, Physiology, TTUHSC|
|2009-2010||Teresa Janssen||Retired High School Teacher and CISER Traveling Labs Coordinator, TTU|
|2010-2011||Mac Wilson||High School Science Teacher, Floydada, TX|
|2011-2012||Teresa Hollums||Retired High School Biology Teacher, Floydada, TX|