Baltimore Teacher Wins Fun and Educational Science Program

Kathleen Lucot, a teacher at Doris M. Johnson High School in Baltimore, MD, is a grand prize winner of Rohm and Haas Company's National Chemistry Week contest. She is the recipient of a Club Invention program awarded to her school district.

Club Invention is an exciting out-of-school time program where children learn through hands-on fun. Children in grades one through six are immersed in activity-oriented adventures that enhance their understanding of science, mathematics, history, and the arts – it’s learning disguised as FUN! The program is developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Rohm and Haas is providing approximately 40 program scholarships to students attending the Club hosted at George Washington Elementary School. The program also provides teachers a valuable and challenging professional development opportunity to apply new teaching methods and view the learning environment in imaginative ways.

Two programs will run as part of the award: Bolder Builders will run in the first week of March for fourth and fifth graders and Phys Ed: Physics in Motion will run March 10-14 for first through third graders.

To celebrate the American Chemical Society's 20th anniversary of National Chemistry Week, two Club Invention programs were awarded as grand prizes during Rohm and Haas’s Many Faces of Chemistry campaign. Teachers across the country were eligible to enter the Rohm and Haas contest.