Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant
NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
(This page last updated February 7, 2017)

This $5,000 grant provided by the SD Space Grant Consortium will be awarded annually to a select science or math teacher in South Dakota to enhance professional development.  The winner will be announced annually in February at the Joint Conference of the SD Science Teachers Association and SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Huron, SD.

2017 Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant (Application Instructions) - Now closed for further applications until the 2018 announcement is posted here, likely in December 2017 (click here to download last year's application instructions in PDF or Word format.)

Presentation of Plaque to Kelly Lane (at first announcement of the award -- 2006 SDCTM/SDSTA Joint Conference in Huron)
 
Pictured (l. to r.): Kelly Lane, Dr. Ed Duke             Tom Durkin, Joe Hillberry, Ed Duke, Kelly Lane, Becky Lane,
                                                                                    Brant Miller, and Lee Thomas

The inscription on the plaque is dated February 3, 2006 and reads as follows:

"In recognition of his lifelong contributions to the teaching of earth sciences, his pioneering efforts to teach technology in the classroom, and his advancement of geospatial applications in the state, the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium hereby establishes the Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant to be awarded annually to a South Dakota teacher who exemplifies the above qualities and who will carry on these traditions."

  2017 Grant winners Julie Olson of Second Chance High School/Mitchell High School, and Patty Martin of Roncalli High School, Aberdeen, SD.
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  2016 Grant winners Tricia Neugebauer of Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy (MCTEA) and Mitchell High School, and Dorothy Marie Gillespie of Pierre Indian Learning Center.
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  2015 Grant winners Carrie Tucek of Wagner Community School in Wagner, SD, and Hope Armstrong of Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre, SD.
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 2014 Grant winner Steve Gabriel of Spearfish High School with Kelly Lane and Tom Durkin.
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  2013 Grant Winners Betsy Ann Koenig of South Central School in Bonesteel and Amber Stout of Jefferson Elementary School in Pierre, SD
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  2012 Grant Winner Timothy Elseman of Custer High School, Custer, SD for his project titled "Modeling Physics, Molding Minds" designed to use technology as a scientific tool to assist with observation, data acquisition, analysis, and problem solving.
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2011 Grant Winner Amber Stout of Jefferson Elementary School, Pierre School District, Pierre, SD
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No photo available -- 2011 Grant Winners Jessica Krueger and Robin Anderson of Liberty Elementary, Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg, SD for their project titled “Great Mistakes” focusing on physics, architecture, design, and STEM disciplines.

2010 Grant Winner Greg Diersen of Great Plains Lutheran High School, Watertown, SD
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2009 Grant Winner Molly TenBroek of McIntosh High School, McIntosh, SD
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2008 Grant Winner Julie Olson of Mitchell Senior High School, Mitchell, SD
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2007 Grant Winners Karen Gordon and Mary Frederick of Mickelson Middle School, Brookings, SD
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For more information about this grant, contact Dr. Edward Duke (Director) or Tom Durkin (Deputy Director) at the headquarters office of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium at the SD School of Mines and Technology.


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