Merck Institute for Science Education About Awards and Recognitions


The National Society of Black Engineers honors MISE with the Golden Torch Award for Corporate/Education Partnership. 


Merck and MISE are recognized by President Barack Obama at a White House event for "lending their resources, expertise, and their enthusiasm to the task of strengthening America's leadership in the 21st century by improving education in science, technology, engineering and math."

MISE Executive Director Dr. Carlo Parravano is named Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. 


Ready, Set, SCIENCE!, a publication of the National Research Council developed and published with support from MISE, wins the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award in Professional Development.


Bayer Corporation features MISE in "A Compendium of Best Practices in K-12 STEM Education Programs" for the first time.

The National Governors Association features MISE in "Innovation America – Building a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Agenda."

The Keystone Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating cross-sector dialogues on pressing public issues, honors MISE Executive Director Dr. Carlo Parravano with its prestigious Leadership in Education Award.


The National Research Council features MISE in its highly influential "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" report.

Rutgers University's Public Education Institute features MISE in its report "New Jersey's Public Schools – A Biennial Report for the People of New Jersey."

The National Science Teachers Association honors MISE Executive Director Dr. Carlo Parravano with the Distinguished Service to Science Education Award for extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education.

The New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development recognizes MISE with the Friends of Education Award for its high-quality professional development programs and leadership on state and national education policy.


MISE receives a second National Science Foundation grant to strengthen science and mathematics education.


The National Science Teachers Association recognizes MISE for "leadership in enhancing professional development for science teachers."


Rutgers University presents its annual John J. Heldrich Award for Workplace Excellence to MISE in the category of Strengthening Connections Between School and the Workplace.

The White House honors Merck with the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership for its long-term commitment to science education.


The National Science Foundation awards MISE a five-year grant to strengthen science and mathematics education.