Integrated STEM Instructor: Kenny was born in Chicago but grew up in a traditional Korean family. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Radiation, Applied Physics and Math minor from Eastern Illinois University. In 2010, he acquired a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He defended his research and co-authored a paper on the ‘Measurements of Small Ice Crystals in Arctic Cirrus’. In 2012, Kenny received a NASA robotics growth grant for GCE. The NASA funded robotics program helped to inspire students to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in a hands on, inquiry based and a mentor led program, that promoted real world skills and self-confidence as a global citizen. Kenny has taught and tutored college courses in environmental studies, earth science, biology, physics and math. In addition, he has professional laboratory experience as a battery engineer and alternative energy researcher. He is currently pursuing his dream of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) from an environmental and cross-cultural perspective. He is passionate about the issues of climate change, global energy, resources and the environment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A teacher is not only an expert in a field, but they are also a role model, counselor, coach and a healer by the virtue of the profession. As a teacher, GCE allows me to inspire students and the community to help find their purpose, prepare themselves in the real world and to have compassion on others.