Warner Student Named a Knowles Science Teaching Fellow

Tyler LuceroWarner School master’s student Tyler Lucero was awarded a 2010 Science Teaching Fellowship by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF). Lucero, who hopes to teach high school earth science in an urban or rural district, was one of 32 soon-to-be new teachers selected from across the nation to receive this coveted Teaching Fellowship.

Lucero first felt a spark of interest in earth science when he saw drumlins in the Wayne County area. He then carried that enthusiasm for earth science forward into his time as an undergraduate student at Brown University, where he studied geological sciences and history.

Lucero is also a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Scholarship from the Warner School and is a NASA RI Space Grant Outreach Scholar.

The KSTF was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to increase the number of high-quality high school teachers in math and science. Highly competitive, the KSTF Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous selection process by KSTF program staff and a judging panel of esteemed scientists, mathematicians, and educators. Major criteria in the selection of Teaching Fellows include: exceptional content knowledge; commitment to teaching; ability to teach; and leadership. Lucero is one of just 12 Physical Science Teaching Fellows in 2010.

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