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Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)


    The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators created in 2010, to recognize outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources, and raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field.

    History of Funding

    Previous award winners can be seen at

    Additional Information

    Applicants are required to complete a Shell Science Lab Challenge Application describing (in 2 pages or less for each of the three components) your philosophy of science teaching; the school's current limited laboratory facilities and resources and why they might be classified as "limited"; and an innovative use of limited laboratory equipment and resources you have implemented in your classroom.


    Amanda Upton

    Amanda Upton
    1840 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington', VA 22201
    (703) 312-9217
    (703) 243-7177

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are middle and high school science teachers (Grades 612) in the United States and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups).

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by December 22, 2017. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. One award will be a a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Teachers and schools submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities.


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