Georgia State University’s Natalie King Wins a 2023 Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Natalie King, an associate professor of science education at Georgia State University, is one of three recipients – and the only woman – of the 2203 Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation.

The Alan T. Waterman Award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The annual award is the nation’s highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in the science and engineering disciplines supported by the National Science Foundation at the institution of their choice.

Dr. King was recognized “for groundbreaking scholarship in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education that transcends disciplinary boundaries and directly impacts local and global communities, and for demonstrating exceptional research achievements with tremendous impact on the advancement of Black girls in science, the use of research-practice partnerships to drive K-12 instruction, and the increase of STEM teacher diversity.”

Professor King earned a bachelor’s degree in applied physiology and kinesiology, a master’s degree in special education, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in science education, all from the University of Florida.

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