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Farrell Rogers started teaching science in 1991. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Master’s in Secondary Science Education, both from the University of Florida. Currently, he is the science department chairperson and resource teacher at Marshall Middle School in Plant City, FL, overseeing the science curriculum for grades 6-8. Mr. Rogers was awarded Fellowship in USF’s Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship Program in 2013 and will continue with the program until 2018. In 2000, he earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science and renewed on 2010. Farrell has participated in science research at the National High Magnetic Field Lab in Tallahassee, FL; The University of South Florida’s College of Engineering in Tampa, FL; and the University of Wisconsin’s Materials Research and Engineering Center in Madison, WI. He has been training and coaching science teachers in Hillsborough County for the past 15 years and presented at several conventions including NSTA. In 2002, Rogers was elected Teacher of the Year and was selected as one of 10 finalists for Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year. In 2008, Rogers created a Robotics Science elective at Marshall Middle School. This was the first of its kind as part of the middle school program. He was the lead consultant to implement the robotics program at two other middle schools during the summer of 2010. Rogers was robotics instructor at USF Polytechnic’s Gifted and Talented Institute during the summer of 2010. He has been an instructors at Polk State College’s TALON Robotics program since the inaugural year of 2011. Rogers has competed in and taught Medieval Armored Sword Fighting since 1991. He resides in Lakeland, with his wife, son, dog, and four cats. His chores at home include, but are not limited to, taking out the garbage and recycling every Thursday night. At home he wears only orange and blue.

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