What is the Addison Lee Award?

This award provides funding for graduate students in STEM Education to attend a conference to present their research. The travel for the conference must occur between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.


How much funding is available?

The Center for STEM Education has $2000 available to distribute for the 2016-2017 academic year. We will award $1000 to two different students. Decisions about awards will be made through a competitive application process.


How do I apply?

Complete the structured abstract and the application form. Then give your structured abstract and application form to your major professor or advisor. Your major professor or advisor will need to answer the three questions (regarding your standing in the program and the importance of the conference you plan to present your research) on the bottom of the application. Your major professor or advisor will then give your structured abstract and application form to Nathalie Beausoleil in the Center for STEM Education by December 9th, 2016.

Please contact Dr. Victor Sampson, victor.sampson@utexas.edu, with any questions about the Addison Lee Award or application process.


About Dr. Addison E. Lee

Professor Addison E. Lee (1914 – 1978) was born in Maydelle, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1934, a master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1937, and a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in 1949.

Dr. Lee taught biology in public schools for eleven years. He joined the faculty of the University in 1946 and taught until his retirement in 1980. He served as director of the Science Education Center, now known as the Center for STEM Education, and the Learning Resources Center. An internationally known science educator, Professor Lee carried out work in England, Japan, Korea, the Phillipines, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, South Africa, and Brazil. He authored more than 100 publications.

The National Science Teachers Association recognized him with the Robert H. Carlton Award, its highest honor. After his retirement, the University established the Addison E. Lee Fellowship in Science Education.