2023 Discover E Award Winners
Independence High School
UC Davis BS Mechanical Engineering 1982.
IBM and Hitachi GST as Equipment Engineer working on automated equipment to manufacture hard disks for hard drives 1982-2011.
2013 – 2014 CTE Teacher Alameda High School teaching digital citizenship and multimedia art.
2014 – 2017 CTE Teacher North Monterrey County High School teaching a variety of computer based classes including multimedia art, and robotics.
2017 – Present Teacher Independence High School teaching engineering classes (Project Lead the Way Principals of Engineering and Aerospace Engineering).
Club Advisor for both MESA and Hydrogen RC Car Club. Industrial Arts Department Instructional Lead 2018-Present
Dougherty Valley High School
Lakshmi Warrier, MS has been a science educator with SRVUSD since 2016. She currently teaches Biology and AP Biology at Dougherty Valley High School since 2017, is curriculum lead for the Science department, and advises multiple student clubs including Science Alliance. She has also taught Biology and Honors Anatomy Physiology at San Ramon Valley High School, and obtained her teaching credential through the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College of California. As an educator, Mrs. Warrier is passionate about experiential learning and social justice. To address equitable access to science resources and opportunities, she has curated a class site (wondersofbio.com) and online courses for Biology and AP Biology (wondersofbio.thinkific.com). She has also spoken at conferences on diversity and equity in science education and served on committees to plan and implement Next Generation Science Standards.
Discover “E” (E for engineering) is a nationwide student outreach program to expose elementary, junior and senior high school students to engineering and cultivate their interest in math, science, and engineering. This outreach program takes place annually in Silicon Valley from the beginning of National Engineers Week until the end of March. The Discover “E” program was initiated in 1990. Thousands of engineers throughout the United States participate in the program every year. The Discover “E” outreach effort in the South Bay area has been coordinated by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council since 1992.
Yanika Schneider (SPE)