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Dr. Rafael Davin (NV '95)

Teacher

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, FL

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science, Chemistry
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. Rafael Davin was:

Teacher
Durango High School
Las Vegas, NV

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science, Chemistry
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12


Biographical Information

Dr. Rafael Davin teaches science at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Fallon. Previously, Dr. Davin taught biology and chemistry and directed the Biology II Advanced Placement/Math and Science Institute at Durango High School in Las Vegas. Dr. Davin is the creator of Sigma Tau Sigma, a science and technology society comprised of high school science clubs from throughout the United States, which promotes science education by helping students develop an understanding of how science, technology and society influence each other. Through the use of an integrated curriculum that emphasizes technological proficiency and practical applications, Dr. Davin focuses his students' attention on current global issues, as well as the service of society through scientific advancement. In 1993, Dr. Davin received the State of Nevada Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation and the White House.



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