Virginia lab instructor honored by international tech educators

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Adam Kemp, lab director at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, was named the Star of the Month by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

Last fall, Kemp’s students completed work on the TJ3Sat satellite, which was launched into orbit by NASA in November, the first spacecraft built by high-school students to orbit the Earth.

Kemp manages the Energy Systems Laboratory where his students identify and pursue engineering design projects including heat transfer, fluid dynamics, direct and indirect energy conversion, and mechanical systems. He is also the author of a technology-education textbook, “The Makerspace Workbench.”

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