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Hartweg Named Science Center Director

Dr. Beau Hartweg
Dr. Beau Hartweg

Dr. Beau Hartweg has been named director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. He began his duties last Monday.

As TJC science center director, Hartweg is responsible for creating science-related programming including dome shows, exhibits and events; working closely with area schools to coordinate field trips; developing grant proposals; and serving as the center’s community and media representative.

“I am thrilled to join TJC as the new director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education,” Hartweg said. “My personal philosophy and passion has been to pursue ‘life-long learning in an ever-expanding universe of endless possibilities,’ and in my new role I hope to maximize the center’s potential to inspire the East Texas community to develop a similar desire to learn more about the wonders of the world that surrounds them.”

Hartweg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Texas Christian University, a Master of Education degree in science education curriculum and instruction from The University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in science education at TCU.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror – Hartweg named TJC science center director