Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory

Cindy Lee Chambers Scholarships

Applications will open in October 2019 for a fully registered member of SEAACT to attend CONASTA 69 in Canberra.

Successful Applicants

All applications will be read and assessed by a panel of 3 assessors determined by SEAACT council. At least one panelist will be a member of SEAACT Council and a member of SEAACT Council will chair the team of assessors. The successful applicants will be those assessed by the panel to best meet the above criteria. The panel’s decision will be final and no appeal will be considered.

Background

On 12 May 2018, SEAACT lost both a friend and one of the greatest STEM educational ambassadors. Cindy had served on council over a stretch of 20+ years and was the Officer responsible for professional learning programs. Her impact was widely felt and appreciated as SEAACT’s conferences were all well planned, managed and executed because of Cindy’s attention to detail and level of expertise. Cindy was strongly committed to providing opportunities for teachers to grow in their science knowledge and practice. She not only shaped how the conferences operated, but often offered her own workshops to share her expertise and knowledge in the pedagogy of teaching science. Cindy was extremely talented in making science accessible and engaging for all the participants. What was most remarkable though was her generous spirit, her humble and altruistic nature, and her sincere commitment to the professional development of teachers. SEAACT will be forever grateful and better because of Cindy’s involvement in our association.