SU grad part of Science Foundation fellow instructor

Local high school teacher Steve Griffin, who received advanced degrees from Southern University, has been chosen to spend the 2013-14 school year in Washington, D.C., offering his classroom knowledge and insight in the development of federal policy.

The Woodlawn High School science teacher will serve as a fellow at the National Science Foundation and will advise its Engineering, Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Division, according to a news release.

Griffin received his master’s degree in Chemistry and his Doctorate in Mathematics and Science Education from Southern University.

The Montana native teaches advanced level physics and chemistry at Woodlawn High and founded the school’s robotics program.

Griffin, who will take a leave from his chemistry and physics students, is one of 27 teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics from across the country selected for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program.

The names were announced recently by Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit group that administers the program.

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