MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the honor society for science and engineering, presented Rhonda Carey with the 2004 Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award.

Carey was selected for actively challenging Iron Mountain High School science students to use hands-on learning of technology, including global positioning satellite (GPS) methods; for leading them into active collaborations with natural resource professionals; and for facilitating input from her classes on regulatory and legal issues related to the environment.

She was also commended for “her efforts to not only teach students about science but to teach them to engage in doing science.”

Since 1988, the NMU chapter of Sigma Xi has presented one award annually to an Upper Peninsula science teacher who creates a learning environment that encourages students to excel in the sciences.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director