The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), in partnership with Shell Oil Company (Shell), announced the four national finalists and grand prize winner in the first-ever NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge. The competition encouraged teachers (grades 6-12) in the U.S. and Canada, who have found innovative ways to deliver quality lab experiences with limited school and laboratory resources, to share their approaches for a chance to win a school science lab makeover valued at $20,000.
Grand Prize Winner: Andrew Goodin, Soldan International Studies High School, St. Louis, Mo.
National Finalists: Michael Barker, Newport High School, Newport, Ky.; Jason Crean, Lyons Township High School, Western Springs, Ill.; Corey Dornack, Lincoln K-8 Choice School, Rochester, Minn.; and John Munro, Highroad Academy in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
As the grand prize winner, Goodin will receive a science lab makeover support package for his school valued at $20,000. The prize package includes an $8,000 Shell cash grant, $8,000 in donated lab equipment, and $1,000 in NSTA prizes. The four national finalists will each receive a science lab makeover support package for their school valued at $8,500. The prize package includes a $3,000 Shell cash grant, $3,000 in donated lab equipment, and $1,000 in NSTA prizes.