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NASA Nebraska Space Grant
Holdrege High School
Tom Brestel is the physics/chemistry/applied science teacher at Holdrege High School in Holdrege, NE. Tom has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Tom is the past president and current secretary/treasurer of the Nebraska Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Tom has a wife, two adult daughters, and four granddaughters. Tom likes to learn new things whenever possible. In addition to the experiences Tom has gained from being a NASA Nebraska Space Ambassador, he has taken several summer workshops. Locations include the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey, United States Navel Academy in Annapolis, MD, Notre Dame University, Cornell University in Ithaca NY, Arizona State University, to name a few.
Tom brings these experiences to his classroom to enrich his students.
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