Zeilik, UNM professor of physics and astronomy, recently
received an astronomical awardthe American Astronomical
Society 2002 Education Prize.
the award, the committee noted that for the past 30 years,
Mike Zeilik has been an innovator in the field of astronomy
education and science education more generally...He has led
our profession in developing collaborations, both with other
astronomy education faculty and with researchers in the area
of science education.
specializes in introductory courses for the novice, non-science
major student and is a pioneer in astronomy education research
at the university level. He has garnered support for these undertakings
from the NSF and NASA. At UNM, he has been named a presidential
lecturer, the highest award for faculty.
received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award from the National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter
for Route 66 In New Mexico, an episode of the COLORES!
series. Produced by Cindy Gaillard and Chris Purrington,
it won in the Feature Presentation category.