Robertson-Honecker will receive the National Award of Excellence for the Northeast Region, which is presented to individuals who have strived throughout their careers through their local, state, regional or national responsibilities. The award recognizes excellence in Extension educational programming, including demonstration of high impact of programs; visionary leadership and anticipation of emerging issues for clientele and the system; commitment to diversity; and integration of programs in partnership with university colleagues and outside clientele.
In her role as STEM specialist for WVU Extension Service, Robertson-Honecker brings science programming to kids in rural communities through camp programs, community events and STEM curricula. She relies on experiential learning and real-world relevancy to keep youth engaged. She has created professional development for educators, curricula, and outreach activities that foster an appreciation for STEM in West Virginia youths and equip them with the skills they need to compete in the 21st Century.