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CINSAM AWARDS
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CINSAM Awards recognize members of the NKU community who have made extraordinary contributions to CINSAM’s mission. Many faculty and staff promote enthusiasm, excellence and equity in STEM education and scholarship through their ongoing work and we aim to encourage persistence and innovation in these efforts.

We expect to award four (4) CINSAM Awards per year, each associated with a $500 prize.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered for a CINSAM Award:

  • Must be an NKU faculty or staff member (excludes students and CINSAM employees)
  • Must have worked with CINSAM, or on CINSAM-related efforts for at least one (1) year as of January 1

Other Considerations:

  • Groups of people may be considered for one collective contribution to CINSAM’s mission.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.

CRITERIA

Applications will be evaluated on:

  • The impact (and duration thereof) of the contribution(s) on students and/or educators (P-16)

All nominations will be considered in a single pool; however, many different types of contributions will be considered for recognition. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Discipline-Based Educational Research/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning related to STEM
  • Ongoing administrative support of CINSAM programming
  • Group effort establishing course-based research
  • Successful efforts to advance equity and inclusion in STEM/STEM education at NKU
  • Excellence in advising students pursuing STEM or education
  • Continuous improvement of CINSAM summer camp/academy offered over many years
  • Creative collaboration integrating scholarship across disciplines

PROCESS & INSTRUCTIONS

Anyone can submit a nomination. Simply provide the name of a nominee and a short explanation of why the nominee is deserving of the award.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee composed of CINSAM employees. CINSAM will seek nominations early in the spring semester, and award-winners are announced later in the spring semester.

Nominations for spring 2022 have already been accepted.

Anyone can submit a nomination. Simply provide the name of a nominee and a short explanation of why the nominee is deserving of the award.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee composed of CINSAM employees. CINSAM will seek nominations early in the spring semester, and award-winners are announced later in the spring semester.

Nominations are due March 11, 2022.

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2021 Winners

And the winners are...