Dr. Sigmund Abeles Science Advocate Award
The Connecticut Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Connecticut Science Supervisors Association (CSSA) established this joint award to honor Dr. Sigmund Abeles, State Science Consultant emeritus, for his outstanding leadership and service to science education in Connecticut.
The award is designed to recognize individuals or organizations that have demonstrated genuine advocacy for science education in Connecticut as evidenced by their substantial and sustained support and contributions. Advocacy can take many forms including funds and/or personnel to provide students and teachers with materials, support services, and workshops. It can also consist of contributions of leadership, energy, ideas, innovations, and/or other resources and talents.
Any member of CSTA or CSSA may nominate candidates. Nominations are submitted to the chairperson(s) of the award committees of CSTA and CSSA in the form of a letter of support containing specific information concerning the long-term contributions of the nominee. All nominations will be reviewed and voted upon by all the members of the CSTA/CSSA award committee(s).
The recipient of this award will be honored at the annual CSTA/CSSA Award Banquet. The recipient and another person of his/her choice will be dinner guests at the award banquet. The recipient will also receive recognition in CSTA and CSSA newsletters. In addition, the recipient will receive a commemorative piece (traditionally a marble obelisk) with the following inscription:
for outstanding service to Science Education in Connecticut
Connecticut Science Teachers Association
Connecticut Science Supervisors Association
All expenses related to this award will be shared equally by the Connecticut Science Teachers Association and the Connecticut Science Supervisors Association.