Dr. Laura Henriques was recognized by the California Associate of Science Educators (CASE) with the 2021 Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award.
Each year CASE recognizes outstanding individuals in the science education field as part of their annual awards. These educators have shown remarkable leadership, advocacy, and passion in their careers, and have truly made a difference in their schools and/or communities.
Laura has been a member of CASE (previously CSTA) since 1995. She served on the board of directors, and was president from 2013-2015.
Said Laura about receiving the award:
I am grateful to my colleagues who nominated me for this award, writing nice things about me and my work. It is a true honor to get this award. I've watched some of the state's heroes of science education get this award ahead of me. I've written letters to nominate many of them. To have my name forever linked with theirs means a lot to me. We don't do this work for awards or the spotlight, but it is a wonderful feeling when our contributions are recognized and acknowledged.
Read more at CASE website: Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award: Laura Henriques