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The Constellation Awards presented by the Foundation for Surgical Technology recognizes the profession's hard-working surgical technology educators at three different career levels: early, mid-level and veteran.

Educators nurture our techs-to-be and mentor practitioners. The Foundation hopes that these recognized professionals will share their successes, provide insights on avoiding pitfalls and offer encouragement to other CSTs who are considering making the leap to academia.

Educators can qualify in three categories. One recipient will be selected at each level.

RISING STARS - Educators with 1-5 years of teaching experience
SHINING STARS - Educators with 6-14 years of teaching experience
GUIDING STARS - Educators with 15 or more years of teaching experience

Each award, valued at $1,000, will include a registration for the AST Educators Conference in February and monetary support.

Applications are due December 1 annually.