Kevin Tambara, a science teacher at Bert Lynn Middle School in Torrance, is among 19 teachers nationwide to receive the Einstein Fellowship, which offers K-12 teachers in math- and science-related fields an opportunity to serve in the national education public policy arena.


The fellows were selected from a nationwide pool of about 200 applicants.


The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program was authorized by an act of Congress in 1994.


Selected teachers spend a school year in the Washington, D.C., area serving in a federal agency or a congressional office. Fellows provide practical insight and a classroom perspective to policymakers and program managers developing or managing education programs.


The idea is to help policymakers develop good educational programs, particularly in the realm of science, technology, engineering and math - widely referred to as STEM education.