District: Center 26 JT Grades: 9-12500 South BroadwayCenter, CO 81125
Daniel Newmyer of Mosca, Colorado, received his Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Geologic Sciences. He is currently completing his Master’s in Educational Leadership and Space Sciences from Regis University. Newmyer’s background provides him with the skills to help combat local drill crews in Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Haiti to find solutions to global water problems. He became a teacher in 2006, and currently teaches 8th-12th grade math and science in the Center School District in Colorado. Newmyer has implemented award-winning science fair programs in two of the most under-resourced districts in Colorado, consistently sending students to the state science fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Due to his efforts, his school has won the San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair Small School of the Year award five years running. Newmyer is a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, was named a New Horizons Educator Fellow, was named a Colorado Science Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, and is a Siemens STEM Fellow. “Whether teaching drilling technology or scientific research, I believe that science can change people’s lives and the SSP Fellowship provides me with new ways to help my students reach their full potential as young research scientists,” Newmyer says.
The purpose of the Scientific Research and Engineering program at Center High School is to instill the scientific process into the problem solving skills of all high school students. This program will raise student achievement and develop workplace transferable skills through involvement and participation, improvement of project quality, and commitment to individual research, and finally, delivery to market through scholarship, patent, and college readiness. Newmyer’s students seek to understand and innovate in spite of geographic and economic challenges. The program began with zero participants, and has grown in just a few years to over forty students competing, winning over 30 awards per year.
Read more about David Newmyer's program in the SSP Blog
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