Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Arlington Educator Recognized by Washington Academy of Sciences

On Thursday, May 8, Jeri Anne (Anne) Cupero was recognized by the Washington Academy of Sciences with the Bernice Lamberton Award for innovative approaches to teaching science and motivating students in STEM. She has been a teacher of science for more than 25 years, is certified to teach many other subjects including English and Social Studies, and is a National Board certified teacher.

Cupero created a course in Forensic Science and Forensic Technologies for Arlington Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Education, which she has also taught at the undergraduate level at Marymount University.  Cupero also taught Biotechnology, a course she also helped to create for Arlington Public Schools.  In addition to her career in Arlington schools, Cupero is an adjunct professor of Biology and Human Biology at Northern Virginia Community College.  

Cupero was recognized among six other awardees in their fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Lifetime Achievement in Science.  All awardees become recognized as Fellows of the Academy.  Cupero is the eighth Arlington educator recognized by the Academy since it began more than a century ago in 1898, and is the fourth to become a Lamberton Fellow of the Acadcemy.

The Washington Academy of Sciences serves as an affiliation of more than 60 science, engineering and technical societies in the Washington D.C. region.  For more information, visit

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