Jeff Wehr has been involved with STEM Research and Education since 1996. He has taught junior high, high school, online, and college courses in both rural and urban districts, and currently teaches Integrated Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Advanced STEM Research at Odessa High School His undergraduate degrees include: BA in Biology (major: Zoological Science), BA in Biology (major: Environmental Science), BM in Music (minor: Composition) from the University of Montana. Jeff earned his Master of Science in Science Education (emphasis: Physics) from Montana State University.
Jeff earned his Certification in Broadfield and Biological Secondary Science Teaching in Montana, his Residency Certification in Secondary Science Teaching in Washington, and his Professional Certification in Secondary Science Teaching (emphasis: Chemistry) in Washington.
Jeff was named the Department of Education’s American Star of Teaching in 2008, the 2011 Regional Washington State Teacher of the Year, the 2012 National Siemens Founders Award for Student STEM Research, the 2012 National Junior Science & Humanities STEM Recognition Award, and in 2016 was awarded the 2015 Presidential Educator Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state of Washington.
Jeff is a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Science and the Public, the National Teachers of the Year Network, National Science Teacher's Association, and the Washington State Science Teacher's Association.
The goal is to not so much teach science and engineering, but create scientists and engineers.