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cropped-bryan-closeup-author.jpgBryan Holmes is a science, math, and engineering teacher at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, John Wallace Middle School, Newington, Connecticut. He has mentored students in a variety of STEM activities, including Air Force Junior ROTC, Team America Rocketry Challenge, Science Olympiad, NASA Explorer Schools program and the Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Excellence Award program. He has degrees in physics, teaching and learning, and leadership. He also brings his experiences to the classroom from a previous career as a United States Air Force officer and pilot. He has flown three different Air Force aircraft as an instructor pilot, and he is proficient in the Air Force engineering process for developing new aircraft. He is married and has three children. Having published his first book, he is now mentoring students to publish their own books. See Bryan on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

INFORMATION AND BIOGRAPHIES OF STUDENTS INVOLVED IN BRYAN’S BOOK PROJECT:

Check out our video interview. (Produced by Andrew Denaro, ibdenaro@gmail.com)

Student authors at 2014 Ridgefield Writers Conference with conference organizer Rebecca Dimyan (in white)

Student authors at 2014 Ridgefield Writers Conference with conference organizer Rebecca Dimyan (in white)

The student authors are all juniors during the 2014-2015 school year at Ridgefield High School. Three are involved in the school’s Science Research program, a three-year endeavor where students plan, organize, and conduct a major, independent science research project with a mentor whom they find themselves. The other two students are each conducting their own special science research and are involved in the Science Olympiad club at Ridgefield High School. Here are their blogs — sign up to follow their posts by email:

http://johndiorio.wordpress.com/

http://sarahpatafio.wordpress.com/

http://jenniferleeschwartz.wordpress.com/

http://siqiaomu.weebly.com

http://alexandradigiacomo.wordpress.com/

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