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Posted April 8, 2014

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Outstanding STEM Students, Teachers Recognized

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History celebrated six outstanding achievers and educators during its annual gala last month.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosted its 17th Annual Einstein Society Gala on March 29, 2014, at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. The Museum’s largest fundraising event of the year, which supports ongoing educational programs, welcomed an array of influential guests and recognized a number of individuals making a difference in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Through the sponsorship of Hal Behl and Judith Mead, Museum Foundation Trustees Emeriti, the Museum invited six exceptional Albuquerque Public Schools students and educators, along with their guests, to be a part of the evening’s celebration. Attendees were selected based on nominations submitted through Suzanne Johnson, APS Curriculum & Instruction STEM Resource Teacher.

Dominic Blea, Esmeralda Falcon and Tiffany Torres, all students at Rio Grande High School, were recognized for their outstanding STEM achievements. James Doorn, with La Cueva High School; Katherine Munk Killinger, with Atrisco Heritage Academy High School; and Kathleen Rutter, with Albuquerque High School, were recognized as outstanding APS STEM educators.

These outstanding teachers and students were recognized by Museum Director, Jim Walther; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham; and Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Steve E. Kuczynski who accepted the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science & History on behalf of Southern Company, a leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

Over 350 guests attended the Einstein Society Gala on Saturday evening, and all were entertained with dinner, dancing, silent auction, science demonstrations provided by Museum Youth Docents and guest speakers who have had an impact on nuclear issues.

Guests of the Gala were also invited to “Sunday Morning at the Museum,” an extension of the evening’s events where guests are invited to enjoy breakfast, the revealing of tribute to the recipient of the 17th Annual National Award of Nuclear Science & History and a special director’s tour of the Museum.

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