Biodiesel Magazine: Biodiesel Educator Honored with Presidential Award

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

From Biodiesel Magazine (September 2, 2014):

Congratulations are in order for an innovative educator who for years has used biodiesel as a key example in his curriculum to get students excited about science. While the biodiesel industry has recognized Darrin Peters of Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Mo., before, this time the recognition came from the president’s desk.

This fall Peters was recognized for his innovative biodiesel curriculum in his organic chemistry class, and for his efforts outside the classroom to organize an after-school biodiesel club to engage students through real-world, hands-on experience.

The National Biodiesel Board is very familiar with Peters’ efforts. Rockwood Summit High School sits roughly 100 miles from NBB’s Jefferson City office, and NBB has closely followed the program and coordinated with them along the way. When NBB staff heard about the call for candidates, Peters was the first to come to mind.

“Darrin has done tremendous work for the biodiesel industry and for his students over the years,” said Don Scott, NBB director of sustainability. “We strongly encouraged him to apply for the award because it was such a great fit. We are so happy to see a biodiesel champion honored with such a prestigious award.”

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