Awards & Honors

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The History Channel
“Save Our History”
2005

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Spencer Branting
1st Place, 1988 ISEF

 

 

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1st , Regionals 2004

 

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ESRI Community Atlas Award, 2002

 

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Orchid Award
Idaho Historic
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Council 2004

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NCGE 2005

 


 

  • Mentor and Faculty RecognitionInternational Science & Engineering Fairs, 1980, 1988-1991 (4 international award-winning projects)
  • NASA Orbiter Experiment Design, national 1st Place, Junior High School Division, 1989
  • NASA Orbiter Naming Project, 1st Place, Secondary Schools, Idaho, 1989
  • Teacher of the YearIndependent School District No. 1 (Lewiston ID), 1990-1991
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Lewis-Clark State College,1995
  • Mathcounts: top-five Idaho finishes ─ 1992, 1994, 1998-2006, 2008, 2009
  • Idaho Mathcounts, 1st place, 1998, 2005
  • national competition coach, Idaho, Mathcounts, 1998, 2005
  • Educator of the Year, Idaho Science Teachers Association, 1999
  • Cybersurfari, coordinator for several award-winning teams (grades 7-12), 1999-2003
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1999, 2005, 2006
  • featured teacher, NOVA (PBS, WGBH-Boston), 1999
  • Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Fellow, 2000-2005
  • ESRI, Geographic Information Systems, Community Atlas Award,  2002
  • Orchid Award for Historical Preservation, City of Lewiston, 2004
  • Orchid Award for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Idaho Historic Preservation Council, 2004
  • eCybermission, 1st place, “Best Use of Science, Math and Technology,” 2004 (faculty advisor)
  • Citation Award, Association of American Geographers, 2004
  • Finalist, The History Channel’s “Save Our History” National Awards, 2005
  • Governor’s Innovative Award, Archaeology, 2005
  • Geography Excellence in Media, National Council for Geographic Education, 2005
  • Award of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History, 2005 [now called the Award of Merit]
  • LeadAmerica Classroom Grant, 2006
  • Who’s Who Among Professional Teachers of Special Education, 2006
  • National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers, 2006
  • Pedagoguery Award, The Mathematical Association of America, 2006
  • Excellence in Public Education Award, Society for American Archaeology, 2007
  • Who’s Who in America, 2007
  • Best Practices Award for Implementation of Online Learning, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, 2007
  • Gold Award, Geography World, 2007
  • GEODE Initiative Fellow, Northwestern University, 2007-present
  • Governor’s Innovative Award, Archaeology, 2007
  • Excellence in GIS Award, Northern Rockies Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), 2009
  • Excellence in Education ─ Educator of the Year, Lewis-Clark State College, 2009
  • William Gilbert Award finalist, American Historical Association, 2009 (nominated of the Western Historical Association)
  • GIS Map of the Month, Idaho Geospatial Office, September 2009
  • Best Student Project Map, 24th Northwest GIS Users Conference, 2009
  • ExploraVision, National Science Teachers Association, 2010 [National Honorable Mention]
  • Outstanding Cultural Tourism Award, Governor’s “Take Pride in Idaho” Program, 2011
  • Esto Perpetua Award, Idaho State Historical Society, 2011
  • Qwest-CenturyLink Foundation Award, 2012
  • Citation Award, Association of American Geographers, 2012 [mentor to award-winning program]
  • STEM Grant, Idaho National Laboratory, 2012
  • Historic Preservation Medal, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), 2013
  • Marion Shinn Lifetime Achievement Award, Lewis-Clark State College Alumni Association, 2015

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