Tamica Stubbs, biology instructor at E.E. Waddell High School in Charlotte, is being recognized for her effort in creating a nanoscience club and the Students Modeling a Research Topic (SMART) that partner students, teachers, and scientists to design and build protein models in research labs. Rob Corbin with Discovery Place said of Ms. Stubbs,

Tamica works tirelessly to assist the most maligned students in our district in their quest to graduate. She creates meaningful and original opportunities for inquiry which have motivated the most challenging students in our school district.