Zach Beam, a science and STEM teacher, received the honor on Aug. 22 and will go on to attend several workshops beginning next year as part of his selection. Additionally, Beam will participate in a professional development and leadership program for top state educators. His name will also be entered for the National Teacher of the Year honor, which will be announced next spring.
Three science teachers and a group of students are participating in the Global Lunar Expedition for Everyone, which will have them build a small LunaSat to be placed on the moon to conduct research. The launch and placement of the satellites is slated to take place sometime in 2023.