The NJSTA Fellows Program was inaugurated as an expression of esteem to those officers and members who give to the association of their time and talent to a degree not normally expected of them. Fellows are honored at our annual spring membership meeting.
The NJSTA Atkins Award was named for Pauline McDowell Atkins who became the first woman president of NJSTA in 1924 and who was leader in the development of science education in NJ. The Award, established in 1948, recognizes "outstanding cooperation with and service to the science teachers of the state of NJ". Over the years that the award has been presented, representatives of many major New Jersey companies have received the award.
Petix Supporter of Science Award
John Petix, a former NJSTA president, fellow and Citation Scroll recipient, was an ardent supporter of NJSTA well after his presidental term was finished. Edythe, his wife and a math department chair, provided much behind the scenes support for John, hence the title Petix Supporter of Science Award. The NJSTA Petix Award shall be awarded to non-members of NJSTA for extraordinary support and contribution to NJSTA.
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award
Maitland P. Simmons was president of NJSTA from 1954-1955. His wife, Antoinette, left a bequest to NJSTA for scholarships in her husband's name. The scholarships shall be designated "The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award."
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