Gemini’s Public Information and Outreach Manager Peter Michaud presented the keynote address on Saturday at a luncheon honoring Hawai‘i teachers currently nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). About 60 dignitaries, past awardees, and Hawai‘i Department of Education leaders, joined in the celebration.
Peter’s presentation, focusing on how local teachers touch the future and inspire the next generation of explorers, concluded by demonstrating the expanding universe, and Dark Energy, using balloons and magic markers. Watch this blog to follow the local teachers when they travel to Washington DC, and are honored by the President. PAEMST is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported locally by Hawaiian Electric Company Inc.