Year Honored: 1997Roosevelt High School
At the time of the Award, Timothy Graham was:Teacher
Roosevelt High School
Grade(s): 11, 12
An infrared spectrophotometer, several visible spectrophotometers and a gas chromatograph are just some of the college-level instruments that chemistry teacher Timothy Graham's students use in his classes at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. His students use computers, as well, many of which are equipped with laboratory interfacing probes to help students make measurements and analyze data. Among Mr. Graham's innovations, is a chemistry co-op program involving a local business whose laboratories provide students with a glimpse of how chemistry is applied in the real world. Mr. Graham also developed the ChemShop Program, which allows students and instructors to perform chemistry demonstrations at the local shopping mall, elementary schools and museums.