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AST values the hard work and dedication surgical technology educators put into teaching and mentoring their students. That's why the Foundation for Surgical Technology created the Constellation Awards - to recognize and reward surgical technology educators at different stages in their careers.
Constellation Awards recognize educators (didactic or clinical) at three different career levels:
One educator will be selected annually at each level. The awards, valued at $1,000, include a registration for the AST Educator's Conference in February and monetary support. The Constellation Awards are administered by the Foundation for Surgical Technology.
Applications are due annually on December 1.