Shella Condino, Presidio T-STEM Academy,
February 2, 2012
Shella Rivano Condino, physics teacher at Presidio T-STEM Academy in Presidio, Texas, has been named recipient of the DiscoverE Educator Award for 2012. Co-chaired by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Batelle, the DiscoverE Educator Awards program was established to spotlight educators who are truly inspiring the next generation of innovators. Ms. Condino was selected from a field of 180 applicants based on her work with students facing economic and geographic disadvantages by providing them with equal and open pathways to succeed in STEM education and careers.
In conjunction with the 2012 Engineers Week Coalition, Ms. Condino will travel to Washington DC’s Newseum on February 22, to receive national recognition, a $2000 cash award, a 3M digital projector, and a 3M gift pack of classroom supplies awarded by ASME President, Victoria Rockwell, and DiscoverE Summit host, Miles O’Brien.
The Texas Tech University T-STEM Center and Mr. Steve Deleon, Lockheed Martin engineer, worked collaboratively to nominate Ms. Condino for the prestigious teaching award based on her involvement in a variety of STEM educational pursuits including national rocketry competitions and regional and state math and science competitions.
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The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow's innovation generation. By honoring the educators who are hard at work in our classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover engineering.