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Trey Smith chairs the science department at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and teaches biology and chemistry. At Boys’ Latin he has established a monthly science speaker series; monthly field trip program through which students visit research labs, science centers, or businesses; a curriculum that integrates topics in biology and chemistry in real­world contexts; and a junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. In the past year he has partnered with the Math Forum at Drexel University to create the Philadelphia Engineering and Math Challenge. He is also a teacher consultant with the Philadelphia Writing Project; an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Graduate School of Education; a fellow with the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab; a past new teacher fellow with the National Science Teachers Association; a former visiting scholar with the HistoryMakers in Chicago through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; 2012 Outstanding Science Teacher as awarded by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers; a Teacher as Hero Award recipient through the National Liberty Museum; and a 2014­2015 Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow with the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Trey earned dual bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University in political science and communication studies and a master's of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania.


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