The International Academy of Science recognizes Mr. Brad Harding for his contributions to the Acellus Plumbing Technology I and II courses. Mr. Harding is a 30-year plumbing industry veteran who began his career as a plumbing apprentice at the age of 16, after which he owned and operated his own plumbing and heating business for 14 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Southern Maine, and has a Master Plumber's license. Mr. Harding has taught plumbing since 2012 at Kennebec Valley Community College, where he is credited with building the plumbing program from the ground up, establishing the plumbing shop, materials and curriculum. In 2014 Mr. Harding was named Plumbing Instructor of the Year by Contractor Magazine and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association. This award recognizes instructors who dedicate their careers to enriching the lives of their students and who are strongly committed to the plumbing industry.