Upper School Science Teacher Michael Lipp recently returned from a European tour for his Ottenstroer Fellowship. Lipp studied Galileo while in Italy, making stops in Florence, Pisa, Rome and Venice. He then traveled to England where he learned more about Isaac Newton in London and Cambridge. Lipp is researching the scientists in preparation for in-character Ted talks with his students.
The Ottenstroer Fellowships identify and reward excellence in teaching at Bolles by providing opportunities for professional growth among faculty. Funded by a grant from Duane and Sue Ottenstroer, the fellowships are awarded annually to members of the Bolles faculty who have had a significant impact on the learning process and have a plan for future improvement. Interested candidates prepare an application describing a project to be funded by the fellowship, usually for summer study or research. Ottenstroer Fellowships are available to teachers at every grade level, and the recipients are chosen each spring by an administrative selection committee.