The POGIL Project is now accepting nominations for the

2022 POGIL Impact Award

To be bestowed on individuals or teams of individuals who have achieved extraordinary outcomes related to The POGIL Project’s strategic plan.  The award celebrates sustained impact and/or innovation achieved by a member or members of the POGIL community, and highlights a strong footprint in both The Project and the POGIL community. 

Recipients of this award will have:

  • Effected transformative advancement of The POGIL Project’s goals as defined by its strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated remarkable and sustained impact on The POGIL Project and/or community by either actions, leadership, projects or innovation. 
  • Through their knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance, made a significant contribution over time to The Project with a measured impact.
  • Been currently or recently active in the POGIL Project and/or its community.  


Individuals may be nominated in the form of a letter (no more than 3 pages) that should focus on the nominee's contributions to and effectiveness in meeting the criteria listed above. Curriculum vitae may be included, but are not requiredUp to three seconding letters (up to 1 page each) may also be included: these should show the impact of the nominee's work on furthering the work of The POGIL Project.  In addition to members of The POGIL Project community, these seconding letters can come from  the outside community, students, supportive department chairs, deans or colleagues. If a nominee is not selected, the nomination will remain in the pool for the next two years.  

The nominees will be evaluated by a Selection Committee comprising a current Steering Committee member, a community member who has attended PNM for the first time in the past two years, and a community member who has attended at least 11 PNMs.  The Selection Committee will recommend POGIL Impact Award recipients to the Steering Committee by the end of September. 

Recognizing the breadth and depth of contributions to The POGIL Project, up to two POGIL Impact Awards may be awarded annually. 

Nominations will be taken until Sept. 15, 2021, and must be sent to Marcy Dubroff via email at  Nomination materials may not exceed 10 pages. Questions about the award or the nomination process should be directed to Dubroff at

The POGIL Project Steering Committee will determine the award winner(s) at its fall meeting and the awardee(s) will be notified in January.  The Steering Committee will seek, over time, to achieve a balance across types of impact. The award will be presented at the POGIL National Meeting by the Steering Committee Chair and recipient(s) will receive a commemorative plaque.

Initial NSF Grant PIs are not eligible for this award (Frank Creegan,  David Hanson, Rick Moog, James Spencer, Andrei Straumanis.)