Congratulations to Katrina Harden Williams (EDGE ’00), who was named a 2022 Trailblazing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educator Awardee by the Challenger Center and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

The award celebrates K-12 teachers going above and beyond to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators.

Katrina Harden Williams, middle school teacher, Ames Middle School (Ames, Iowa). Williams has been an educator for over 28 years. She is enthusiastic about connecting real-world STEM careers and lessons to the classroom, as well as exposing underserved and underrepresented students to STEM disciplines and careers. During the pandemic, she creatively taught her students about PPE and other COVID support programs. She frequently hosts STEM-focused after-school activities, field trips, and career expos.

Way to go, Katrina!!

To read more about this great news, see the official announcement.