Ochoa Middle School teachers in Pasco honored for STEM contributions

TRI-CITY HERALDMarch 26, 2013 

Two Ochoa Middle School teachers were honored for their work in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education Tuesday night.

Seventh-grade teachers Paul Fraser and Chip Elfering received the 2013 Mid-Columbia STEM Educator Award during a banquet that kicks off STEMcon, an annual series of student and teacher workshops, according to the Pasco School District.

Principal Jacqueline Ramirez said Fraser and Elfering guided their students in the Future City Project, a national program where students design progressive cities.

The two teachers are part of the Pasco school's team of STEM educators and guided the creation of STEM curriculum for their grade level.

STEMcon continues Thursday at Columbia Basin College's Pasco campus.

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