Helping outstanding teachers

Shell sponsors the NSTA’s National Lab Challenge, which invites middle and high school science teachers in the United States and Canada to illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction using limited school and laboratory resources.

Now in its 23rd year, Shell also sponsors the Shell Science Teaching Award, which recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher in grades K through 12 who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school and community through exemplary classroom science learning.

The grand prizewinner receives $10,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, where the winner is honored at an awards banquet. For the second straight year, the Shell Science Teaching Award winner received a bit of recognition on the track and at the track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and on the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion fielded by Team Penske

Long-Time Sponsor

Shell has been a long-time sponsor of NSTA, the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. NSTA's current membership includes more than 60,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.

For more information on the Shell Science Teaching Award and the NSTA Teacher Awards program, go to

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