Bryan Silver is a Science and Career Technical Educational teacher From Kalani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii from 1999-2021. He has served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow 2018-2019 with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC). Also recognized as the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, National Center for Women in Technologies Teacher of the Year 2013 and 2018.
Bryan has 21 years of teaching experience in the Honolulu School District and is certified to teach: History, Special Education, Science, and Career Technical Education grades 9-12. He is currently teaching four levels of Engineering classes, STEM Capstone, and running four successful after-school robotic programs in: FIRST Robotics, FIRST Tech Challenge, VEX, and Drones. Free time is spent SCUBA diving and racing sailboats from dinghies to forty footers.
Striving to get students involved--from designing 50-foot bridges out of 2x4s and twine in the Da Vinci Bridge project to acting as project managers hosting robotic events and leading seminars for the Honolulu leadership symposium, he makes the mundane magical and the ordinary extraordinary. Bryan has developed a robust after-school robotics program and developed three student-run businesses that continue generating funds to keep the robotics programs solvent. He is currently working on a Mobile Makery Center, designed out of a 40-foot container with the help of ImagineWorks, a nonprofit organization created by his alumni. They plan to take the center around the islands of Hawai’i to bring tech to every community.