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Lockport’s Jeff Brown named STEM Teacher of the Year

A Citgo representative (left) presents the Teacher of the Year Award to Jeff Brown.
A Citgo representative (left) presents the Teacher of the Year Award to Jeff Brown.

LOCKPORT – Lockport Township High School proudly announces that Jeff Brown, a College and Careers Application teacher at LTHS, has been named the Citgo STEM Teacher of the Year.

Brown was awarded the honor at the first Citgo STEM – National STEM Day presentation at LTHS on Nov. 8.

The STEM award recognizes the dedication, talents, efforts and contributions of educators in strengthening STEM education. Brown was chosen based on his teaching accomplishments and contributions, leadership responsibilities, community  involvement and a demonstrated passion for STEM integration. 

In addition to the honor, Brown was presented with a $250 gift certificate from National School Supply and will have the opportunity to sail on the E/V Nautilus, which researches the vast oceans of our planet.

More than 400 educators, students and community members attended Citgo STEM Day at East Campus. The event included many hands-on demonstrations and experiments.

Some of the activities included paper tower contest, bridge of pennies, interactive robotics display, zSpace lab, cow eye dissection, robots, radioactive ping pong balls, sea floor mapping, moon landing, 3D printing and design, sand table demonstrations and oleo sponge demonstrations.

Several groups were involved in performed the activities including Lemont High School, Oak Prairie Junior High, The Conservation Foundation, LTHS Porterbots, Taft Elementary School, Argonne National Laboratory, LTHS Project Lead the Way, and Citgo Lemont Refinery.

As a special treat, attendees also had the opportunity to watch and eat ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

Citgo STEM Day was jointly hosted by LTHS and Citgo.

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