The 2013 Maiben lecturer was Bob Feurer, Science Teacher and 2011 Nebraska Teacher of the Year from North Bend, NE. Bob has also received the Nebraska PAWS award, the Tandy Technology Scholar Award in 1996 and the 2009 AKSARBEN Good Neighbor Award for his arboretum work as curator of the Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum. Bob's presentation will center on a program he introduced to North Bend Central, The Habits of Mind created by Arthur Costa and Bena Kalick. NBC is the only school in the state utilizing this program which gives students a strategy which will make them "smart". It applies to all disciplines, all ages and all professions and walks of life.