Perry instructor nabs oil, gas education award
March 28, 2019
Canton Rep. Craig Winner was the recipient of the sixth Pipeline Award presented by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) recently announced that Craig Whitaker, a physical geology teacher at Perry High School, is the winner of its 2019 Pipeline Award.
Whitaker is also an adjunct professor at Stark State College and Eastern Gateway Community College. He is the sixth recipient of the industry’s annual award.
The OOGEEP Pipeline Award is presented to the person who has made a positive educational impact to Ohio.
Whitaker received a trophy during the program’s presentation at the Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s annual industry meeting in Granville. As a teacher for nearly 15 years, he specializes in physical geology and earth science.
After attending an OOGEEP STEM program in 2014, and upon the Ohio Department of Education’s designation of geology as an “Advanced” list science, along with biology, chemistry and physics, Whitaker suggested that OOGEEP work on a new curriculum and teacher workshop dedicated to geology.
With his assistance, a pilot program was launched in 2016.
OOGEEP is a non-profit, statewide education and public outreach program that started in 1998. Programs mainly focus on teacher workshops, scholarships, science fair, firefighter training, industry safety training, career and workforce development, research and guest speaker programs.
Independent Staff Report
Click here to read original article.Tweet