The official biography below was current at the time of the award.
Aaron Osowiecki joined the staff at Boston Latin School in 1999 after four years as a U.S. Naval officer. Since then he has taught a variety of levels of physics and environmental science. He currently teaches 10-12th-grade Physics 1 and 11-12th-grade Advanced Placement Physics Electricity and Magnetism. His efforts spearheaded a philosophical shift to student-centered classrooms within the Boston Latin School science department.
Intent on building a classroom where students “do physics,” Aaron led the development of Energizing Physics, a progressive physics curriculum used at Boston Latin School and other schools throughout the country. In 2011, Aaron coordinated the use of Energizing Physics in schools near Boston, MA, and Portland, OR with support of the National Science Foundation.
Reaching beyond the walls of Boston Latin School, Aaron runs workshops at regional and national conferences. He has taught physics and engineering to in-service teachers at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS and has also taught a lesson planning course to Boston area teachers.
Aaron earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a M.Ed. in science education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He attained National Board Certification in 2011 and received the 2016 Shell Science Teaching Award. He is certified to teach secondary physics.