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ITEEA Announces 2020 Excellence in Authorship Awards

May 19, 2020



ITEEA Announces Winners of the 2020 Gerald Day Excellence in Authorship Awards


RESTON, VA., MAY 18, 2020 – Outstanding 2019-2020 Technology and Engineering Teacher articles were announced today by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). 

The Excellence in Authorship Awards are named for former TET Review Board Chair, and longtime ITEEA member, Gerald Day. With his many years of editorial experience, Day felt strongly about creating this award program that recognizes outstanding technology and engineering educator authors.

The award winners are determined by TET readers, utilizing ITEEA’s annual Communications Survey.

The 2019-2020 Gerald Day Excellence in Authorship Award winners:

  • Top Overall Article: “Building Problem-Solving Skills through STEAM," in which the authors share insights from a STEAM summer camp that focused on authentic problem solving through art and robotics. By Thomas Roberts and Jerry Schnepp. (May/June 2020)
  • Top Peer-Reviewed Article by a University Educator: “The Anatomy of a Design Brief," which promotes the discussion about design briefs and provides one perspective of the anatomy of a design brief. By Todd R. Kelley, DTE. (April 2020) 2017)
  • Top Peer-Reviewed Article by a Classroom Teacher: “Developing a STEAM Program for Middle School Girls through Community Collaborations," which presents innovative strategies being successfully implemented in a middle school "Girls in STEAM" Program. By Ray Wu-Rorrer. (November 2019)
  • Top Volunteered Article: “Jackson's Mill to Chinsegut: The Journey to STEL," a review of the year-long plus effort that will culminate in the upcoming Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy. By Thomas Loveland, DTE, Tyler S. Love, Trena WIlkerson, and Patricia Simmons. (February 2020)

The 2019-2020 Excellence in Authorship Awards will be presented at ITEEA’s 2021 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, May 24-27.

The upcoming 2020-21 publishing year marks the 80th anniversary of Technology and Engineering Teacher, which, over the course of eight decades, has worked diligently to keep ITEEA members up to date with the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology and engineering education.

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ITEEA ( is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

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