Friday, June 18, 2010

SXU instructor/alumnus receives Presidential Math and Science Teachers Award

Jason J. Crean of Woodridge to be honored at White House ceremony, received $10,000 grant

Chicago (June 18, 2010) President Barack Obama recently named Saint Xavier University Adjunct Lecturer of Biology Jason J. Crean a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The annual award honors the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers across the country. Crean will receive his award at a Washington, D.C. ceremony later this year, which includes several days of educational and celebratory events and visit with members of Congress and science agency leaders. The award also includes a $10,000 grant to be used.

Crean, a Woodridge resident, received both his bachelor’s degree in biology (1996) and his master’s degree in education (2001) from SXU. He is a biology teacher at Lyons Township High School and does research/service work for the Brookfield Zoo Conservation Biology Department’s Genetics Lab.

Crean won the National Association of Biology Teachers’ 2009 Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award and the 2009 Dug, Chemical, and Associated Technologies Association “Making a Difference” Award sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association.



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1 comment:

Paul Smith said...

Congratulations on the win! Was an award sponsored by the national Science Teachers Association? Wow... That's cool! This union is being internationally recognized. P.S. Keep in mind that professional the high school and university writing scholarships are delivered in time! Lateness is impossible:)

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