Patrick Dempsey and Robert Rambach - Hixson Middle School
Allen Distinguished Educators Patrick Dempsey and Rob Rambach are engineering and computer science evangelists at Hixson Middle School in Webster Groves, MO integrating these disciplines across multiple subjects.

In their own science class, they have engaged students with engineering through lessons in chemistry, convection and electricity. In one example of hands-on, student-led learning, students discover the principles of convection when asked to design and build hot air balloons and determine which designs flew the highest and why.