After 32 years as a science educator in Nyssa, Eugene, Boardman and Gold Beach, Mary Omberg retired from full-time teaching in 2003. She continued to offer science research to high school students in Gold Beach as a volunteer teacher for two years. In July 2005 she moved to Washington where she is currently mentors students involved in science research in the Sequim School District. Ms. Omberg also served on the Advisory Council for Intel ISEF and is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair. At the time of her award, she taught science at Nyssa High School where she chaired the science department. In the summer of 1990, this three-time winner of the Oregon Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching was selected under the "Track" program to join a national research team studying soil hydrology. She was also named a semifinalist in the "Take Pride in America" program of 1987 for having volunteered her time to help students conduct research for the Bureau of Land Management. Throughout her career, Ms. Omberg gave generously of her free time to help students with independent projects, many of which have earned awards in national and state student competitions.