The Air and Area Forces Affiliation has named Pink River science trainer Joseph Ostgarden as its 2022 North Dakota Trainer of the 12 months.
The award program acknowledges lecturers for his or her accomplishments and achievements in thrilling Okay-12 college students about science, expertise, engineering, and math … and making ready college students to make use of and contribute to tomorrow’s applied sciences.
Because the award winner, Ostgarden will obtain a $500 test, pin, jacket and certificates.
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The Air and Area Forces Affiliation (AFA) has chosen Joseph Ostgarden, a science trainer at Pink River Excessive Faculty, because the recipient of the 2022 AFA North Dakota Trainer of the 12 months award.
The aim of the award program is to acknowledge classroom lecturers for his or her accomplishments and achievements in thrilling Okay-12 college students about science, expertise, engineering, and math (STEM) and making ready college students to make use of and contribute to tomorrow’s applied sciences.
Along with instructing, Ostgarden additionally serves as an advisor at Pink River Excessive Faculty for VEX Robotics (sixth 12 months), Science Olympiad (4th 12 months), and SkillsUSA (third 12 months).
“Previous to Mr. Ostgarden, we didn’t have a VEX Robotics membership presence inside the college system and he has constructed the membership from the bottom up, every year growing the variety of registered groups and college students collaborating,” mentioned Eric Ripley, government director of profession and technical training and expertise. “Mr. Ostgarden‘s groups have demonstrated nice success within the numerous tournaments, together with Pink River Excessive Faculty lately profitable the 2022 North Dakota State VEX Robotics Event for the sixth consecutive 12 months.”
This previous spring, Ostgarden was named the AFA Chapter Trainer of the 12 months and was chosen because the AFA State Trainer of the 12 months this previous summer time.
Because the North Dakota State Trainer of the 12 months recipient, Ostgarden will obtain a $500 test, pin, jacket, and certificates.
Ostgarden was one in all 23 state Trainer of the 12 months award recipients.
“Mr. Ostgarden is a champion for STEM, not solely in our college system however throughout the state,” mentioned Ripley. “He has been instrumental within the growth and progress of VEX Robotics inside Grand Forks and North Dakota. His ardour and vitality for offering STEM-based alternatives for college kids each throughout and after college make him very deserving of this prestigious award.”
The AFA Trainer of the 12 months program dates again to the early Nineteen Nineties, when the mission to acknowledge classroom lecturers (Okay-12) for his or her progressive and profitable educational applications initially started.