Hawaiian Students Will Benefit from Teacher’s Scholarship

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A math and science teacher at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Charter School in Waimea, Hawai’i, will use his Space Foundation scholarship to help his students understand weather patterns.

Robert A. Zellner has been named the recipient of the 2013 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship and will use the scholarship to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., and attend the Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Meteorology and Space Weather.

In his application, Zellner described his school as project-based and focusing on Hawaiian culture. He wrote: In this fertile land it is critical for students to learn weather patterns dominated by the trade winds. We are very focused on sustainability and farming practices.

About the Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship
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.

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 curriculum areas. Participants do not need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.

Click here for the 2013 Space Across the Curriculum course schedule.

This article is part of Space Watch: June 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6).