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Las Vegas robotics teacher receives Milken Educator Award

Posted: 9:11 AM, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 13:53:30-04

Ben Nguyen, who teaches robotics at Sunrise Mountain High School, is receiving a $25,000 prize after being selected as a Milken Educator Award winner.

The Nevada educator and STEM champion ignites a passion for robots, drones, engineering and tech manufacturing at this school on a daily basis.

Building a thriving practical robotics program from what was once just a small afterschool club, Nguyen employs a hands-on approach, partnering with state organizations and private technology companies such as Tesla to empower students and improve real-life outcomes.

The Milken Educator Awards, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching” has been opening minds and shaping futures for over 30 years.