BOONE—Three students from Appalachian State University were honored recently at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) annual conference held in Washington, D.C.
William Miner, a senior technology education major, received the Donald Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Undergraduate Citation. The citation is named for Dr. Donald Maley, one of the profession’s “Distinguished Fellows” and a founder of the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE). It recognizes excellence in undergraduate level scholarship and leadership potential. Miner is currently student teaching at West Wilkes High School.
Dan Blakeley, a graduate student in appropriate technology, received the Donald Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Graduate Citation at the conference. The citation recognizes excellence in graduate level scholarship and leadership potential. Blakeley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in technology education from Appalachian in 2015.
Clay Nelson, a senior majoring in technology education, received the Outstanding Chapter Service Award from the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA). He was nominated by Appalachian’s Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) chapter. Only one award is given annually to an undergraduate student. Nelson is currently student teaching at Liberty Middle School in Burke County.
In addition, students from Appalachian placed second in the conference’s Transportation Challenge. Students were asked to solve a problem focused on transporting goods using drone technology. Team members were Dan Blakeley, Will Miner, Clay Nelson, Elvie Sumner and Alex Wheaton.
Appalachian offers an on-campus and an online program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in technical education. For more information about the degree, visit http://cte.appstate.edu.
ITEEA is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design and engineering educators. Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications and classroom activities.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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