Master of Arts in Education, 2005
Richard Crawford is helping to develop the next generation of aeronautical and astronautical engineers. He has been teaching aerospace technology to high school students in Tampa, Florida since 2002 and manages the school’s highly-respected aerospace technology program. His work earned him the prestigious 2008 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Achievement Award. He was one of seven teachers from the United States to receive the award.
The AIAA Foundation presents the Educator Achievement Award every two years to pre-college
educators who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in exciting K–12 students about the study of mathematics, science and related technical studies, and preparing them to use and contribute to tomorrow’s technologies.
Richard’s high school program has the unique distinction of being a chartered student branch of the AIAA. There are only three high schools in the world that have been granted a branch charter, all other branches are either college/university or business/professional branches.