Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has presented a Jacobs Community Care Award to Dr. Nghia Le of Booker T. Washington High School in Houston.
Dr. Le is the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher at the high school, where he teaches a high altitude rocketry class as part of a statewide STEM curriculum called SystemsGo Aeroscience.
Students begin the program by building small rockets while they learn the principles of flight. By the end of the program many are building rockets up to 20 feet long and eight inches in diameter.
Jacobs’ Community Care Award is designed to recognize the outstanding efforts of members of the community in promoting safety and security, wellness, humanitarian/disaster relief, STEM or sustainability principles.
Commenting on the award presentation, Jacobs Senior Vice President Ward Johnson said, “Dr. Le has created an environment where students get lasting benefit from their STEM training. He supports and assists the students, but allows them to learn for themselves through lessons many will remember and draw on for the rest of their lives.”
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