Jim Curiel earns teaching award
SAN GABRIEL, Calif.
- Aug. 21, 2015
-- The ASM Materials Education Foundation and its Teacher Award Committee have named Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) instructor Jim Curiel as the recipient of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award.
The award was established in 2007 through a generous donation by Dr. Kishor M. Kulkarni, past trustee of ASM International, and his family to recognize the accomplishments of one U.S. high school teacher who has demonstrated a significant and sustained positive impact on pre-college-
age students. This year’s recipient, Jim Curiel, is chairman of Bosco Tech’s Materials Science, Engineering & Technology (MSET). A devoted teacher and a proponent of STEM teaching, he consistently motivates and inspires his students toward higher education and professional opportunities.
“What sets Mr. Curiel apart is his passion towards the materials science, engineering & technology field and his students succeeding in all their classes,” said Dustin Kelso, a senior enrolled in Bosco Tech’s MSET program. “Mr. Curiel is true evidence in grooming young adults to become avid learners, all the while maintaining the love and understanding for the MSET field.”
Curiel, a 1973 Bosco Tech graduate, is a long time and active member of ASM International. His involvement includes serving on the Executive Committee of the ASM Los Angeles Chapter, instructing ASM Education courses, and organizing and hosting one-day materials camps for area middle school students. He also established the only student chapter of ASM International at the high school level.
ASM International, formerly known as the American Society for Metals, is a professional organization for materials scientists and engineers. Established in 1913, the society has 36,000 members worldwide. The Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award will be presented at the ASM Leadership awards luncheon on October 5 during the annual Materials Science &Technology (MS&T ’15) conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu
or call 626-940-2000 for more information.