Recent Awards and Honors

Current:

Outstanding Community Woman, Women's History Month Celebration at Tallahassee Community College, March 2010.
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Nancy Marcus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, 2008-2010 (Emerita as of July 2010).

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Recent:

Elected Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, recognized “for her outstanding commitment and dedication in support of women in science and engineering and AWIS,” 2008.
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John Shrum Award from the Southeastern Association for Science Teacher Education for Excellence in the Education of Science Teachers and Contributions, Which Exemplify the Highest Standards of Dedication and Service, 2007.
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Exemplary Zonta Career Service Award, Zonta Club of Tallahassee; Tallahassee, FL.
Zonta International is a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy, 2006.
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National Science Foundation, 1st Annual GK-12 Dissemination Award to Florida State University for distinguished accomplishments in the dissemination of the GK-12 Program: Experiences and Reflections (Penny J. Gilmer, D. Ellen Granger, & Wilbert Butler co-edited this monograph), 2006.
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Award for Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year, Level 2 (>10 years of experience), Association for Science Teacher Education, 2006.
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Special commendation from the Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology on my doctoral thesis: Transforming University Biochemistry Teaching Through Action Research: Utilizing Collaborative Learning and Technology, 2004.
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Curtin International Student Scholarship for the Doctor of Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, 1998-2004.
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For a full listing of Awards and Honors, see the Awards section of Dr. Gilmer's Curriculum Vitae.