English Teacher at Punahou Academy is Recipient of Space Foundation Scholarship
An English teacher with an interest in science and science fiction has been named the recipient of the 2012 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship.
M. Thomas Gammarino, Ph.D., teaches at Punahou Academy in Honolulu, and will use the scholarship to attend one of the Space Foundation's Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses in Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer.
Each year, the Space Foundation provides professional development opportunities for a qualified educator through the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to educators of Hawaiian or part Hawaiian descent, or who teach children of Hawaiian ancestry.
Scholarship Honors Space Foundation CEO's Grandmother
Established in 2005 and funded by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Holokauahi Pulham and his wife, Cynthia A. Pulham, the scholarship honors the memory of Elliot's grandmother, Lucy Enos, who was born in Pahala, Hawai'i, in 1898. Enos' father was a Scottish immigrant and her mother, Keali'iholokahiki, was a native Hawaiian. Enos died in Hilo, Hawai'i, in 1976.
The scholarship covers tuition, fees, travel expenses, meals and lodging for the recipient to spend a week in Colorado Springs attending a Space Across the Curriculum course.
About Space Across the Curriculum
These week-long intensive graduate-level courses for pre-k - 12 educators provide space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content that is instantly transferable to the classroom. Although the underlying focus is on STEM, the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.
See the 2012 course schedule at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs.
About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the global space industry, the Space Foundation is developing the next generation of space professionals - and building the overall technological strength of the nation - through programs that stimulate students' STEM interest and skills. A non-profit organization founded in 1983, the Space Foundation supports its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity," through its education programs; space awareness programs, including Space Certification and the Space Technology Hall of Fame® industry events, including the National Space Symposium; research and analysis products, including The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity ; and government affairs activities; and programs for teachers and students. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow the Space Foundation on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and subscribe to Space Watch.
Pictured: Dr. M. Thomas Gammarin, recipient of the 2012 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship