Jim Curiel, an instructor at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has been named the recipient of the 2015 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award. The teacher award committee of ASM Materials Education Foundation made the announcement earlier this month.

The national award recognizes the accomplishments of one U.S. high school teacher who demonstrates a significant and sustained positive impact on pre-college-age students.

“What sets Mr. Curiel apart is his passion toward the materials science, engineering and technology field and his students succeeding in all their classes,” said Dustin Kelso, a senior enrolled in Bosco Tech’s MSET program. “Mr. Curiel is true evidence in grooming young adults to become avid learners.”

Curiel will receive the Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award at the ASM Leadership awards luncheon on Oct. 5 during the annual Materials Science and Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio.

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