Alum Finalist for Teaching Award – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Alum Finalist for Teaching Award

Bob Dedrick ’98 was recently announced as a finalist for the 2009 Excellence in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Teaching Award, given by the Rochester Area Colleges Center for Excellence in Math and Science (RAC-CEMS).

According to the STEM newsletter Dedrick, a secondary earth and environmental science teacher at Canandaigua Academy, has been teaching for nine years and “is known as an innovative teacher, passionate about science and providing meaningful, engaging and authentic learning experiences to his students.” 

In recognition of “the innovative approach he took in creating virtual field trips for his students through the use of Google Earth, allowing them to make ‘virtual visits’ to almost any spot on the globe,” Dedrick receives a $2,000 travel scholarship to the STEM education conference of their choice, complements of Wards Natural Science.

Graduating with honors from Hobart College, Dedrick received a B.S. in geoscience, as well as the Sutherland Prize in Natural Science.