Bruce Wellman is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT, Chemistry) who teaches Engineering Chemistry as part of Engineering Academy at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, KS and serves as a Co-Principal Investigator on an NSF funded (DR K-12) research project entitled “Building Informed Designers”. Wellman completed his B.S. degree in general science (focus in chemistry) at Penn State University and his M.S. in Education at the University of Rochester (NY). He has taught overseas as an English teacher in French-speaking Africa as well as a chemistry/AP Chemistry teacher in the United States in rural, urban, and suburban settings. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2009, served as a Teacher Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education during the 2011-12 academic year, served as a National STEM Teacher Ambassador for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) & the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) during the 2017-18 academic year, and he is currently serving a three-year term on the National STEM Education Advisory Panel. Wellman has also worked on several projects and consensus reports for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.