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Weinburgh Receives Outstanding Longtime Service Award

Molly Weinburgh, Ph.D.

Molly Weinburgh received the 2020 Outstanding Longtime Service Award from the Association for Science Teacher Education, given at the association’s annual meeting in San Antonio. She has been an active member of the organization since 1992 and served as President of the organization in 2001.

“The TCU College of Education could not be prouder of Dr. Molly Weinburgh being named the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Jan Lacina, Interim Dean of the College of Education. “Molly is nationally and internationally recognized as an important scholar who has moved the field of science education forward in significant ways. She has built her career on research and service in the field of science education.”

The award recognizes outstanding service and accomplishments by a senior member of the organization, “in an effort to address issues, goals, and actions that have intellectual merit and broader impact on science teacher education, while simultaneously serving the needs of ASTE members.”

Weinburgh is the Andrews Chair of Mathematics and Science Education, Piper Professor and Director of the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education. She has been awarded more than $14 million in grants and awards to research equity issues in science education and inquiry-based instruction, most recently publishing a book with researchers from TCU and Tarleton State University – Supporting Emergent Multilingual Learners in Science, Grades 7-12. The book helps science teachers who want to learn more about the role of language in communication and meaning-making, especially for students learning English and came out of more than 10 years of collaboration with a local school district to provide an interdisciplinary summer program for newcomers.