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PAEMST Awardee Highlight
Charles Bertsch

Charles Bertsch

Montana | 2008
Charles has been an educator in Montana for over 30 years. In that time, he has focused on bringing unique and engaging experiences directly to students. His weekly Lego Robotics club featured a NASA electrical engineer as a guest professor. Charles has also worked with Native American high school students struggling with science at a six-week summer session. In that time, he empowered them to express their ideas, build models, and work together to solve problems within the science classroom. Outside the classroom, Charles has served as a member of NSF’s Rural Systemic Initiative Steering Committee.