Auburn alumna is first geosciences graduate to receive prestigious Southeastern National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award
Amanda Savrda, an Earth and environmental science teacher at Auburn High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s in secondary science education from Auburn University. Recently, she became the first graduate with a degree from the Department of Geosciences to receive the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award from the National Association of Geosciences Teachers, or NAGT.
Savrda was nominated by Roger Birkhead, a biology specialist at the Alabama Science in Motion, or ASIM. Savrda is the daughter of Charles “Chuck” Savrda, who spent three decades teaching students in the Department of Geosciences. Now a professor emeritus, the elder Savrda served as interim dean to the college in addition to his role as a professor.
This year’s 2022 Honor’s Convocation was dedicated in the honor of Chuck Savrda and all of his contributions while working at Auburn University.
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