Holly Godsey, of the University of Utah Center for Science and Math Education, has won the 2013 Utah Science Teacher Association’s Higher Education Award.
“This award traditionally goes to an individual in higher education who has taken K-12 science education in the state of Utah to new heights, and has demonstrated a track record of dedication to the science students and teachers in Utah,” says Sarah Young, science specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. “Holly’s commitment and leadership at both the university and state levels have been instrumental in the science education community. We are amazed and thankful for her passion and dedication to improving science in Utah.”
Young says Godsey won the award for work ranging from “supporting current classroom teachers to earn their master’s degrees, to her efforts creating and supporting this years’ Earth science statewide professional development, to her time spent working with University of Utah graduate students to support local K-12 classrooms.”
Godsey is manager of formal science and math education programs for the Center for Science and Math Education, and also is an assistant professor-lecturer in the Department of Geology and Geophysics.