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Bob Thompson was a dedicated teacher, friend, and proponent of science and energy education.  His time at NEED enriched many, encouraged all, and improved the way we present and teach about energy in our curriculum and training workshops.  Bob was a good friend to many here at NEED and he and his spirit live on in our work.  Because of this, NEED has established the Bob Thompson Excellence in Energy Award that will be given each year to a teacher who exemplifies Bob’s childlike wonder of science and energy.  

The award includes a $1,000 cash grant to the teacher to use as he/she chooses in the classroom and an all-expenses paid trip to the NEED Energy Conference for Educators hosted each July.  The award will be given at the Annual NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards in Washington, D.C. each June.  

In 2020 the dates the recipient will need to be available to participate:
  • June 19-22, 2020 - NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards – Washington, D.C.
  • July 19-23,  2020 - NEED Energy Conference for Educators – Albuquerque, NM  

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. 
Be sure that if you apply, you are able to attend the Youth Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 22 and the NEED Conference in July.