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Teaching is one of the most humbling jobs you can do. Shaping and molding the future leaders of the world is an important job. With the world relying more and more on technology, it is important to get the youth involved at a younger age.
Dr. Mariappan “Jawa” Jawaharlal (Dr. Jawa) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. He is recognized as an outstanding educator for his innovative and engaging teaching pedagogy. He has received numerous honors including the Northrop Grumman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Innovative Educator Award. Dr. Jawa is well known for his hands-on, guided discovery approach. He is the founder of Robotics Education through Active Learning (REAL), a unique K-12 outreach program, which reaches thousands of students each year. Dr. Jawa helped develop the Femineer program that inspires young women about engineering and empowers them with real skills. He has over 20 years of industrial, academic and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from starting new engineering programs to product development and commercialization. Dr. Jawa is passionate about education and writes for the Huffington Post.
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