Teacher: Derek Sale Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Detroit, MI
Nominating Engineer: Terry Woychowski General Motors Corporation, Engineering Society of Detroit
A middle school science and social studies teacher for 14 years, Derek uses engineering lessons and exposure to engineering careers to empower his students. With 85% of his students living at or below the poverty level, Derek knows engineering is a viable option for his students to break out of the cycle of poverty. He believes that students need to relate what they learn to their everyday lives.
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