Dell Rapids, SD – Mr. Darwin Daugaard, a science teacher at Dell Rapids Public High School in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, has been awarded a classroom grant by the Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) for the purchase of fuel cell kits to help his students emulate his recent bacteria research by constructing ten operational fuel cells.
“I hope to give my students an experience in STEM research with a real-world application,” noted Mr. Daugaard in his application. “My students will see that there is a good use for bacteria and waste material as well as assembling a device that gives people a green renewable resource.”
AAEF is committed to offering individual educators various avenues for improving effectiveness in the classroom. “AAE commends the dedication that Mr. Daugaard has demonstrated in securing funding for materials that will expose his students to scientific research including, design, data collection, analysis, and critical thinking,” said AAE Senior Professional Programs Manager Melissa Pratt. “Our scholarships and grants are an investment in empowering teachers as professionals and supporting students in all educational communities nationwide.”
The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides teachers and leaders with opportunities, information, and funds to reform and improve the education of America’s youth. AAEF was established to support the activities and mission of the Association of American Educators (AAE)—the largest national, non-union, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration, and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE serves members in all fifty states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional resources, and many other benefits. Visit aaeteachers.org for more information.