The Long Island Science Congress has named Manhasset Secondary School teacher Alison Huenger as a Distinguished Teacher and honored her with the Edith Stillwaggon Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to science education and research.
“It is quite the accomplishment to earn this type of recognition from one’s peers in a region with so much talent,” said Manhasset District Coordinator of Science, Technology and Health Education Thomas Elkins.
In addition, Ms. Huenger was selected to participate in the Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowship, a partnership between Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., the STEM Leadership Center, Teacher’s College Columbia University and the NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project. She was one of only 10 teachers to be awarded this opportunity and full scholarship. Following completion of her master’s certificate in STEM leadership, Ms. Huenger will participate in a two-week internship at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals next summer, working alongside scientists in a biomedical laboratory.