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Australian Teacher Comes to the Smithsonian

Posted on May 19, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

Cooper Hewitt

Terry Deen, a teacher at the Kelvin Grove State College in Queensland, Australia will gain invaluable experience in delivering quality design education via his upcoming tenure as the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Fellow. He will research at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (CHNDM) in New York City.

Mr. Deen recognises the opportunity this fellowship provides for the growth of Queensland’s science, educational and cultural capabilities. “I’m proud to be named this year’s recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Fellowship which will give me the opportunity to enhance my knowledge and provide leadership in design education by partnering with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The $19,000 awarded by the Queensland Government will make a real difference to improving my capacity to provide innovative learning experiences in the areas of technology and design, science, IT and engineering,” Mr Deen said.

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