ITEEA Announces 2022-2023 Gerald Day Excellence in Authorship Award Winners



ITEEA Announces 2022-2023

Gerald Day Excellence in Authorship Award Winners

RESTON, VA, July 13, 2023 - ITEEA today announced top rated articles for the Technology and Engineering Teacher (TET) journal's 2022-2023 publishing year.


The authors of these articles will be recognized and receive the Gerald Day Excellence in Authorship Award at ITEEA's 86th Annual Conference in Memphis, TN, March 6-9, 2024.


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


Current TET Review Board Chair, Dr. Thomas Roberts, shared, "the TET awardees made excellent contributions to the field of Technology and Engineering Education and furthered ITEEA’s goals of meeting professional needs of members and improving the public’s understanding of technology and engineering education.”


Below are the winning articles and authors.

Frederick R. Missel, III, Jeremy V. Ernst, DTE, Daniel P. Kelly, DTE,

Erik Schettig, and Aaron C. Clark, DTE

Top Peer-Reviewed Article:

Active Learning Strategies and Applications for Engineering Design Graphics Courses

A look at active learning - the process of creating a stimulating environment in which students and educators participate in activities where the use of teamwork, participation, and analysis is required, allowing them to learn in dynamic ways as compared to more traditional educational approaches.

Todd R. Kelley, DTE, Taylor Chandler, and Teddy Lu

Top Peer-Reviewed Article by a Teacher Educator/Industry Team:

Design Sketching: A Newfound Skill

The authors provide sketching techniques to help educators teach young learners how to improve their design sketching.


Ray Wu-Rorrer, Kenneth George, Carey Pollack,

Steven Knight, Peter M. Mecca, and Jason Perkins


Top Peer-Reviewed Article by a Classroom/University Educator Team:

Sustainability Education in Action: Pallets and Planters

The fourth in a series written by a multidisciplinary team of middle and high school educators focusing on Sustainability Education in Action.

The 2022-2023 publishing year of Technology and Engineering Teacher was its last. It has since been rebranded and redesigned as Technology and Engineering Education: Bringing STEM to Life, which will debut in September 2023. The journal is peer-reviewed and is a valuable tool for technology and engineering education professionals from elementary teachers to junior high, middle, and high school classroom teachers, as well as teacher educators. ITEEA members receive a complimentary electronic subscription to the journal as part of their membership.


Interested in submitting a manuscript to Technology and Engineering Education?

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.


Media Contact:

Kathleen de la Paz

Communications Director


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