Gary Krueger, aka Professor Gizmo, has taught hundreds of thousands of students and adults throughout the country about the wonders of science. As a Teacher, Mr. Krueger has received numerous teacher and educator of the year awards and served as President of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. Mr. Krueger loves performing as Professor Gizmo and especially enjoys the interaction with the audience.
Gary has taught Science in Appleton, Wisconsin since 1968. In 1985 Gary received the Wisconsin D.P.I. Award of Excellence for District Middle School Teacher of the Year and in 1987 received the Appleton Area School District, Mielke Award for Secondary Educator of The Year and in 1993 received the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Regional Award for Excellence in Education. In 1996 the Kings Daughters awarded Gary the Appleton North High School Educator of the year. The student body of North High School also selected Gary for the "Educator Of The Year" award in 1997. He has been on the Board of Directors and has served as president of the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. Gary has also been a staff member for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at Science World from 1990-1999.
Professor Gizmo was developed as a science outreach program to fulfill a requirement for the Science World experience in 1989. Gary, as Professor Gizmo, has presented his science program to hundreds of thousands in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, California, New Jersey, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Indiana and Kentucky. Gary loves performing as Professor Gizmo and especially enjoys the interaction with the audience. And now that he has retired from public school education he devotes most of his energies to creating excitement for Science in elementary and middle schools across the Midwest!! Professor Gizmo can visit your school anytime day or evening!!! Call soon to reserve the date you need.