As a STAR fellow, Lewer will work with the nation’s top scientists and other educators on short-term projects focused on the most current and innovative science research happening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Lewer said he is delighted to have been accepted as a STAR fellow. “I am looking forward to bringing back more ideas for keeping Lutheran’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education relevant and up-to-date.”
Oak Ridge is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest research laboratory. Its primary research areas are neutron science, advanced materials, biological systems, energy, national security and chemical sciences.
Lewer earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Concordia University Nebraska and his master’s in applied mathematics from Long Island University. He serves as the math department chairman at Lutheran, where he is the commander of the Civil Air Patrol squadron and a mentor for the robotics team.