In 2015, The POGIL Project Steering Committee and Board of Directors established the POGIL Early Achievement Award (PEACH) In order to recognize significant and enthusiastic contributions of new practitioners to The POGIL Project. The award is given annually to one post-secondary level and one high school level winner and is presented at the POGIL National Meeting (PNM). Recipients are invited to attend the PNM and are asked to give a short talk on their work. The award, which comes with a $500 prize to be used for professional development, supports and encourages capacity building for POGIL Project leadership.
The inaugural winners of the POGIL PEACH were Tricia Shepherd of St. Edward's University (TX) and Tammy Pirmann of Springfield Township (PA).
Application requirements: Individuals may be nominated in the form of a letter (no more than 3 pages) that should focus on the candidate's contributions to and effectiveness in meeting the criteria listed above. Curriculum vitae (no more than 3-4 pages) should be included and, where appropriate, a list of honors, awards and publications. 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 and attest to the influence of the individual in their respective fields. These seconding letters (up to three) can come from members of the outside community, students, supportive department chairs, deans or colleagues.
Nominations will be taken until Sept. 15, 2016 and can be sent to Marcy Dubroff, Associate Director, The POGIL Project, Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003 or via email at . Nomination materials should 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 winners at its fall meeting and the awardees will be notified in January 2017.