Technology education faculty, alumni honored
Several Purdue College of Technology faculty and alumni were recognized with awards during the annual meeting of the Association for sTEm Teacher Education in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 17-18.
All of the listed award winners are affiliated with Purdue’s Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation.
The awards included the Outstanding Research Article and Outstanding Dissertation Article for each of the two most recent editions of the Journal of sTEm Teacher Education (JSTE).
In Volume 48, Nathan Mentzer, assistant professor, received the Outstanding Research Article honor for his paper titled “High School Engineering & Technology Education Integration through Design Challenges.” Gary Werner (BS ’02, MS ’09) was honored for his dissertation/thesis article titled “Perceptions of Indiana Parents Related to Project Lead The Way.”
In JSTE‘s Volume 47, a paper titled “Two Approaches to Engineering Design: Observations in STEM Education” received the Outstanding Research Article honor. It was written by Todd Kelley, assistant professor, Jon Pieper (BS ’09, MS ’11) and Daniel Brenner (BS ’08, MS ’10), a Bartlett (Ind.) High School teacher. Read the paper online. Christine Jacobs-Rose’s (BS ’06, MS ’08) article on “Educational Camps and Their Effect on Female Perceptions of Technology Programs” was recognized as Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Article.
Fritz Muehlhausen (BS EET ’01, MS ’11) also received the ACTE Engineering and Technology Education Division Graduate Research Award.