Malva Knoll

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Secretary, New Mexico Academy of Science
New Mexico Academy of Science
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Malva Knoll retired in 2007 as a science teacher from the secondary chemistry classrooms of the Albuquerque Public Schools. She was the NM candidate for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching twice during her career. Ms. Knoll was the Director of Education at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque from 2007-2012. Ms. Knoll received her Masters Degree from the University of New Mexico in Secondary and Adult Education in 1980. She has been an active supporter of the New Mexico Academy of Science and served as President in 1995. She has been on the NMAS board as Secretary for over 10 years. She is also an active member of the NM Science Teachers’ Association. Ms. Knoll was co-chair of the NM State Math Science Advisory Council for the NM Public Education Department in 2013. She served on an advisory committee for a $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant to NM for five years in the 1990’s and has given expert testimony to the NM State Legislators regarding Science Standards. Ms. Knoll continues to dedicate her efforts to projects bettering Science education for students and educators in New Mexico as she imparts her extensive knowledge about State and National Science Standards.
Retired STEM Professional
Retired STEM Educator
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General - STEM Education and Policy
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Earth and Planetary Sciences
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STEM Education PK-12
STEM Policy - Advocacy - Legislative Issues
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