Award Tips


COVID elicited creativity from organizations serving educators. Teachers stuffed the inbox to request these teacher freebies: curricular materials, educator grants, posters, product samples, shipping, professional development, case studies, printables, and more.

This category recognizes curricular materials, technology, software, and tools that encourage students to develop critical thinking skills when collecting both qualitative and quantitative data.

Breakthrough technology for STEM learning recognizes technology that is an innovative breakthrough for teaching and learning.

This award recognizes Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Transforming STEM by providing new ways to think about hands-on learning.

Celebrating the superhero companies and organizations who quickly pivoted to provide flexibility, versatility and easy-to-use options for STEM teachers.

Inspiring computational thinking recognizes products and services that integrate coding, computer science, and computational thinking as a part of a robust STEM curriculum.

Equity, social justice, global issues: The Social Impact Award acknowledges the importance of products and services specifically designed to reach historically underserved populations and to connect STEM issues to challenges facing society.

The STEAM Excellence award recognizes products and services that incorporate visual and language arts as part of a holistic STEAM curriculum.

The STEM Innovation Award celebrates new, creative, engaging products and services for STEM education.

Exceptional products have stood the test of time and are backed by exemplary technical support, curricular materials, and professional development for science and STEM teaching and learning.


Applications for the 2022 Educators Pick Best of STEM Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced during NSTA in Chicago on July 21, 2022.If you would like updates for the 2023 award, please subscribe below.