March 31, 2015
A number of ITEEA members and others were recently honored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association during its 77th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI. The 2015 conference saw another increase in attendance both domestically and internationally, with 10 countries represented. In addition to honoring a number of members with professional awards, the STEM Partnership-focused conference included dozens of professional development sessions and work shops as well as full array of vendor exhibits.
Twenty technology and engineering programs from across the U.S. were awarded the Program Excellence Award during the First General Session. This award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering classroom teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school levels. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession.
Thirty-three technology and engineering teachers received the Teacher Excellence Award during the Second General Session. The award is one of the highest honors given to technology education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of each recipient’s outstanding contribution to the profession and to his or her students.
Dan Ariens, President of Ariens Corporation was chosen by the Wisconsin Conference Planning Team to receive the Integrative STEM Advocacy Award for his work in furthering the availability of STEM education for all students.
Special recognition was given to former National Science Foundation Program Officer, Gerhard Salinger, with the Public Understanding of Technology and Engineering Award. Inducted into ITEEA’s Academy of Fellows was Hidetoshi Miyakawa. Additionally, Elazer Barnette was presented with the Award of Distinction, Richard Dieffenderfer received the Special Recognition Award, Gary Wynn was presented with the Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award, Kenneth Roy received the Prakken Professional Cooperation Award, and Johnny Moye received the Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award. Also honored was Mohamad Barbarji, who received ITEEA’s Presidential Citation.
Gerald F. Day Excellence in Authorship Awards were presented to Barry N. Burke, Andrew Bianco, Todd Kelley, Nicholas Bowden, and Robert Martin.
A complete list of winners, including Foundation for Technology and Engineering Education Awards, Scholarships, and Grants as well as Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professionals, Emerging Leaders, Outstanding Affiliate Representatives, will be updated in the near future.
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