PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Sept. 20, 2016)—The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), in partnership with Lockheed Martin, announced that Chelsea Gallihugh has been named a Lockheed Martin-NSTA Fellow in the 2016-2017 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. Ms Gallihugh, who teaches science at Mill Creek Middle School, is one of thirty Fellows selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to participate in a host of science related activities and professional learning opportunities.
The Lockheed Martin-NSTA Fellows were selected on the basis of rigorous criteria, including showing evidence of a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator. During their fellowship, recipients will receive:
A discipline-specific mentor;
Access to a facilitated web-based curriculum devoted to content and classroom pedagogy;
An opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional learning activities, including a specially designated online learning community;
Financial support to attend the NSTA 2016 National Conference on Science Education in Los Angeles; and
A comprehensive NSTA membership package.
Launched during the spring of 2007, the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy was designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Since its inception, the Academy has provided high-quality professional learning opportunities to 1,300 science teachers nationwide.