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Carolina Biological Supply Company Voted Outstanding Vendor in Science Educators’ Best of Show™ NSTA 2020 Virtual Awards Program

Aden Dauchess
for Carolina Biological Supply Company

Carolina tops four other finalists in science and STEM educators’ vote for Outstanding Vendor.

BURLINGTON, NC, May 12, 2020 —Although the 2020 NSTA National Conference in Boston was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an important milestone was passed. The inaugural Science Educators’ Best of Show™ awards program was held, albeit virtually. Carolina Biological Supply Company was voted Outstanding Vendor from a field of five finalists.

Voters represented a cross section of NSTA Express’s readers invited to vote on organizations they felt had a positive impact on student learning and consistently provided exceptional customer service. Carolina Biological Supply Company’s president, Jim Parrish, expressed his gratitude to the voters, "So many Carolina employees put their hearts into supporting science teachers every day. It’s rewarding to have those we care so much about give us a pat on the back."

The Science Educators’ Best of Show™ awards program is a collaborative effort by Catapult X and the NSTA "that recognizes and celebrates the breakthrough products and services that have the potential to transform science and STEM teaching and learning—as chosen by science educators." In this first year of the awards program, over 2,000 science and STEM educators voted for their top picks in 11 categories. More than 50 organizations vied for awards.

Learn more about Carolina’s NSTA exhibits.

Carolina Biological Supply Company

From its beginnings in 1927, Carolina has grown to become the leading supplier of biological and other science teaching materials in the world. Headquartered in Burlington, NC, Carolina serves customers worldwide, including teachers, students, and professionals in science and health-related fields. The company is privately owned by descendants of the founder, geology and biology professor Dr. Thomas E. Powell Jr.


Founded by Daylene Long, Catapult X is a market and product development company that consults with science and STEM education industry partners—organizations, businesses, and associations—to catapult their brand and products forward by using data-driven insights.


The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA's membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.