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Julie Luft wins national teaching award

Julie Luft

Julie A. Luft, who joined UGA in January as the inaugural Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, has won a national award for a paper published last year while she was on the faculty at Arizona State University.

She will receive the 2012 Journal of Research in Science Teaching Award from the National Association of Research in Science Teaching at the group’s awards luncheon on March 27 in Indianapolis. Luft was the lead author of “Beginning Secondary Science Teacher Induction: A Two-Year Mixed Methods Study.” Five of her former graduate students were co-authors on the paper. The project was supported by a National Science Foundation grant.

The honor indicates the article received the highest ratings from Luft’s colleagues in the selection committee from all of the articles published in volume 48 (2011) of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching.