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Portland Tribune: PSU prof gets national science teacher group's top honor
Author: Pamplin Media Group
Posted: March 16, 2018

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Portland State University professor Cary Sneider will be honored Friday with the highest award from the National Science Teachers Association.

Sneider will receive the association's Robert H. Carleton Award for National Leadership in the Field of Science Education during its national conference in Atlanta. The Carleton Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil, recognizes a person's contributions to science education at the national level.

Sneider is PSU associate research professor, teaching courses in research methodology for teachers in a master of science teaching degree program. Sneider is a consultant on STEM education for the Noyce Foundation, the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation and a member of several advisory boards.

Sneider's research focuses on helping students unravel misconceptions in science and on new ways to link science centers and schools to promote student inquiry. He has taught science at the middle and high schools in Maine, California, Costa Rica, and Micronesia.

In 1997, he received the association's distinguished informal science education award. In 2003, was named a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences.