The Glendora Unified School District honored a Citrus College physics professor for her ongoing outreach to the district's Gifted and Talented Education Program students.
Instructor Lucia Riderer received recognition from the district's school board, not only for her work with GATE students, but for her workshops with the college's Science Technology Engineering and Math students.
“I was extremely honored to receive this recognition,” Riderer said. “It inspires me to continue the work we have begun.”
Riderer's workshops include:
- “Adventures in Mathematics,” which female STEM majors from Citrus College mentor elementary and middle school girls.
- “Adventures in Engineering” allows elementary and middle school students who are part of Glendora’s GATE Program to spend a half day at Citrus College participating in hands-on learning activities. One of these activities included building and launching of small Estes rockets.
“I want to increase awareness of science, mathematics and engineering,” Riderer said. “I am looking forward to future outreach workshops where the Citrus College students and I will go out into our communities and spread enthusiasm for STEM education.”