The John Shrum Award is the highest honor that Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education (SASTE) presents to someone with a lifelong commitment to science education and outstanding SASTE leadership. Please see the script written below from an award presentation at the annual meeting of (SASTE) held at Kennesaw State University in October entailing the association’s acknowledgement and award to Dr. Randy Spaid.
“We have a long history with this year’s Shrum recipient. He has presented scholarly papers at every annual meeting since 1999 and served with distinction as SASTE President and Conference Chair twice (2006, 2012). He created our SASTE website in 2012 and has maintained it ever since.
He mentors and encourages graduate students and early-career science educators while maintaining active scholarship and creative activity, presenting his research at state, regional, and national conferences, as well as 17 at the international level in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Thailand, Spain, Jordan, Bahrain, Rome and India. He has trained dozens of American International School teachers who participate in the highly-regarded NESA Virtual Science Fair which is supported by the U.S. Department of State Council of Overseas Schools.
He is a paragon of professionalism; this year’s recipient of the John Shrum Award is Dr. Randy Spaid, Professor of Education at Middle Georgia State University.”
-script from SASTE award presentation.