How a Teacher in Rural Oklahoma Started a Science-Fair Dynasty

Over the course of her tenure, a third generation Oklahoma teacher transformed the way students at her school engage with STEM education, opening the door for rural white and American Indian students to join the national conversation. Instead of relying on lectures and in-class assignments, Deborah Cornelison looked beyond the classroom doors, "orient[ing] her STEM teaching around students' ability to take what they learn and improve their communities."

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