Source: Oak Ridge Today | Kay Brookshire | June 20, 2019

Craig Layman, right, accepts the Educators Hall of Honor award from Bob Kesling, lead announcer on the Vol Radio Network, who served as Master of Ceremony at the awards banquet. (Submitted photo)

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Layman, associate director of workforce development for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, was among six new members added to the Hall of Honor by UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services during ceremonies at the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.

The UT Educators Hall of Honor was established to recognize educators who have made profound differences in their students’ lives and the community. The program also generates an endowed scholarship fund to assist students in the process of becoming teachers.

Layman has been instrumental in the development of STEM education programs at ORISE, helping more than 35,000 students and recent graduates access research experiences, internships, and fellowships in the past decade. At ORISE, he manages a team of 100 full-time professional, educational, and scientific staff.

His work at ORISE also involves offering STEM programs for local K-12 teachers and students.

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