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Volume 79—1999

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THE JIMMIE PIGG MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCIENCE TEACHING

Teacher, biologist, and creator of the modern Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, Jimmie Pigg had a most distinctive way of motivating students. Emphasizing the classical steps of the scientific method, he tirelessly involved his students in original scientific research. His legacy comprises the numerous students who have become science teachers and/or scientists. These individuals attribute their love of science to the example that he set when they were his students. They characterize his teaching style as rigorous, caring, and innovative. The Jimmie Pigg Memorial Award for Outstanding Science Teaching at the pre-collegiate level commemorates the dedication of this extraordinary teacher to scientific endeavor and student learning. The award is given annually to an Oklahoma teacher who is judged to exemplify the same qualities as Jimmie.

Endowment of the Award: The Oklahoma Academy of Science has established an endowment fund in honor of Jimmie. Its annual income will be used to provide the award.

Nominations:

Evaluation: The credentials of each nominee will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Director of the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, the Director of the OJAS State Meeting, the Chair of the Science Education Section of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, and two pre-collegiate teachers who are past recipients of the award.

The Award: