Every student who participates in the California State Science Fair is eligible to nominate his or her advisor for this award, which is given to teachers nominated by students in both divisions. The awards panel consists of representatives from the California Science Teachers Association, the California Science Center, and the Advisory Board of the California Science Center Foundation. The decision is based first upon student nominations, and second upon interviews with the award panel during the judging of science fair projects. This year's winners were:
Kathleen Been receiving her award from Roxie Esterle (left, CSC) and Kobie Boykins, Awards Ceremony MC.
Larry Nordell receiving his award from Roxie Esterle (CSC).