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Thomas R. Koballa Jr. received 2006 Outstanding Mentor Award

Thomas R. Koballa Jr., professor of mathematics and science education, has received the 2006 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association of Science Teacher Education.

Koballa was recognized by the national group for his significant contribution to the professional development of science teachers, most notably mentoring them. The ASTE recognizes only one individual each year for the honor. Koballa’s award includes $1,000 from an ASTE sponsor (Wards Natural Science), a plaque and a tribute in the awards issue of the Journal of Science Teacher ­Education.

Founded in 1993, the ASTE promotes leadership and support for those involved in the professional development of teachers of science. It distributes three annual awards to recognize the personal achievements and contributions of its members in different categories.