The recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching were announced Monday, and Hopkinton High School’s Doug Scott was one of two teachers from Massachusetts to make the list.
Scott, who teaches engineering and robotics, was nominated last year by Dr. Leigh Estabrooks and Tony Perry of the Lemelson-MIT program. He then submitted a class lesson that involved the Hopkinton Police Department.
Scott also led a group that made personal protective equipment on 3D printers when the COVID-19 pandemic started.
The Presidential Excellence Award, established in 1983, is the highest award given by the U.S. government to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers of mathematics and science, including computer science.
A panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists and educators at the state and national levels assess the applications before recommending nominees to the White House Office of Science and Technology Poicy. Teachers are selected based on their distinction in the classroom and dedication to improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.