Alyson Nelson - Nikola Tesla STEM High School
Allen Distinguished Educator Alyson Nelson's students at Nikola Tesla STEM High School in Redmond, WA are bringing their personal passions to her biomedical engineering classes and solving major issues in the world. For example, one class designed a new type of prosthetic that will allow users to play guitar or participate in high-intensity sports like skateboarding and skiing. Nelson also partners with a sociology teacher to engage her students in researching causes of pandemic infections and to seek ways to care and cure patients.