The late Dr. Catherine Ennis was one of three outstanding North Carolina educators to receive the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research’s (NCABR) Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education for 2017.
The award recognizes K-12 and higher education educators who have made extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Dr. Ennis was a professor of curriculum theory and development in the UNCG Department of Kinesiology. She died in April and received the award posthumously.
Her research focused on physical education in urban school settings. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNCG’s School of Health and Human Performance in 2009 and this year received the Luther Halsey Gulick Medal for accomplishment, innovation and leadership from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.
The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by North Carolina’s leading bioscience research institutions. It is the only organization in the state dedicated to advancing all North Carolinians’ appreciation for the remarkable benefits of bioscience research and careers. NCABR’s members and supporters include academia, industry, government and nonprofit research organizations.