Doug Scott is a robotics and information technology teacher at Hopkinton High School in Massachusetts. He was a business undergraduate student at Framingham State University, but was always a lifelong inventor at heart. Doug’s 12 year teaching career sprung from his hockey coaching experiences, which have been instrumental in helping him motivate students through the inventing processes. He shared his personal interest in underwater exploration with his students through innovative wreck discoveries. Doug is married and has a daughter with whom he enjoys fishing.
Doug and the Natick High School InvenTeam supported the Lemelson-MIT Program at the state and national level during the 2013-2014 school year. Doug accompanied two student representatives from the Natick High School InvenTeam to the fourth White House Science Fair in May 2014 and their invention was awarded U.S. Patent 20,140,360,420 in January 2017. Doug was awarded the 2014 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year during a state-wide ceremony on October 22, 2014. Raytheon Corporation and the Hall at Patriot Place presented the award. Most recently, Doug was honored with the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) from the White House.