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LASER science award goes to WSU professor
May 29, 2007

SEATTLE – John “Skip” Paznokas, director at the Science Math Engineering Education Center (SMEEC) at Washington State University is one of five in Washington state receiving the 2006/2007 Science Education Advocate award from Washington State LASER (Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform), with support from The Boeing Company. Paznokas also serves as assistant dean of the College of Sciences and is an associate professor of biological sciences.

The award will be presented to Paznokas on June 1 at a reception being held in his honor at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Alumni Centre, 1 Lincoln Dr., on the Pullman campus.

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists
January 5, 2007

Photo: Skip Paznokas with a map of the state.(Photo courtesy of Skip Paznokas).John (Skip) Paznokas has been giving and regiving the same gifts for the last 15 years.In 1991, Paznokas, associate professor of biological sciences and director of the Science Mathematics Engineering Education Center, received a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to purchase and distribute equipment for in-classroom science experiments to teachers in Washington’s K-12 system. He assembled the equipment into “kits,” each with enough educational material for 30 students, and then shipped the boxes to science teachers at no cost. When the teachers returned the kits, he refurbished the supplies and sent … » More …