Dr. Dominick Frollini, High School AP Chemistry Teacher, Receives Prestigious AwardDr. Dominick Frollini was honored to receive the Keivin Burns Award from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). Named after the outstanding astronomer, spectroscopist, and teacher at the Allegheny Observatory and the University of Pittsburgh, the purpose of the Keivin Burns Award is to recognize excellence in the teaching of science at the secondary school level.Dr. Frollini was nominated by his science curriculum leader Lynn Kistler, who endorsed “his commitment to students and dedication to science education.” In addition, Dr. Frollini completed an application describing his work in professional organizations, summer activities, and philosophy of education.“Dr. Frollini should be on the ‘Mount Rushmore’ of great teachers,” stated Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole, Superintendent of Schools. “I am proud to be his colleague in education.”A graduate of Clarion University (B.S. Secondary Education Chemistry) and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry). Dr. Frollini started teaching at the Upper St. Clair High School in the fall of 1997.In recognition of this honor, Dr. Frollini will be presented with a plaque and $1,250 honorarium at the Annual SSP Awards Banquet on May 13 in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom.The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, along with its sister society, the Society of Analytical Chemists, are non-profit organizations dedicated to furthering science education in the Western Pennsylvania region.
The following video link describes the history and mission of the seventy-year-old SPP, a globally esteemed Pittsburgh-based organization, and highlights its dedication to education: https://vimeo.com/45147028