NJSTA Atkins Award Recipients


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.


2017
James Messermith

2016
none

​2015
Mike Ernst
Professional Engineers' Society of Union County

2015
Mary McDonald

2014
Flavio Mendez, National Science Teachers Association

2013
none

2012
none

2011
none

2010
Dan Ruttle, Carolina Curriculum

2009
Roberta Conners

2008
Claire Riggs, Nustar Energy Corp: William Jones Valero Refining

2007
John Simon, Jewel Optical

2006
Bernard L. Donegan

2005
Anthony J. Makoujy, NJ R&D Council

2004
Chuck Harker

2003
JoAnn Dow Breslin, PSE&G

2002
Anthony Bisulca, Liberty Science Center

2001
none

2000
none

1999
Anthony Miskowski, N.J. State Museum, Trenton

1997
Dr. Carlo Parovano, Merck Science Institute

1996
Gerard Ferguson, E.I. DuPont Company

1995
Rich Dwyer, Public Service Electric and Gas Company

1995
John McCormick, Sargent-Welch

1992
Sam Felicia, Sam Felicia Associates

1991
Rose Yukob, AT&T

1990
Vivian Beetle, Hoffman LaRoche

1989
Larry Flinn, Flinn Scientific, Inc.

1988
Richard White, Merck and Company

1987
Marshal Andrews, Exxon, USA

1986
Diane Ruffle, Public Service Electric and Gas Company

1985
Allan Van Dyke, Merrill Publishing Company

1984
George Rybak, Holt

1983
Gene Wolfe, Carolina Biological

1982
Jersey Central Power and Light


1978
John Feehan, Atlantic Electric Company

1974
Robert Lockwood, Public Service Electric and Gas Company

1973
John Simon, Jewel Optical

1972
Ohaus Scale Corporation

1971
Chemical Industrial Council of N.J.

1970
RCA Corporation

1969
New Jersey Bell Telephone Company

1968
Public Service Electric and Gas Company

1967
Fort Monmouth Hexagon Research Laboratory

1966
Warner Lambert Research Institute

1965
Esso Research and Engineering Company

1964
L.H. Eriksen, Picatinny Arsenal

1964
Western Electric Company

1963
Bell Telephone Laboratories

1962
American Chemical Society, North Jersey Section

1961
Air Reduction Company

1961
Thatcher-Anderson Company

1960
Allied Chemical Corporation


1960
Theobald Smith Society

1959
Hoffman-LaRoche

1959
Warner Chilcott

1958
American Cyanamid

1958
Ciba Pharmaceutical Products

1958
ESSO Standard Oil Company

1958
General Electric Company

1958
Johns-Manville Company

1958
Johnson and Johnson

1958
Merck and Company

1958
National Starch and Chemical Corporation

1958
E.R. Squibb and Son

1958
Westinghouse Electric Corporation

1957
Johns-Manville Corporation

1956
General Electric Company

1955
Esso Research and Engineering Company

1954
L.H. Eriksen

1953
Ciba Pharmaceutical Products

1952
Bell Telephone Laboratories

1951
American Cyanamid Company

1950
American Chemical Society, North Jersey Section

1949
Allied Chemical Corporation

1948
Air Reduction Company


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