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STEM Educators: Who Are They?

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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ET Peripherals

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Engineering Technology

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Anne M. Lucietto Purdue Polytechnic Institute Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Lucietto has focused her research in engineering technology education and the understanding of engineering technology students. She teaches in an active learning style which engages and develops practical skills in the students. Currently she is exploring the performance and attributes of engineering technology students and using that knowledge to engage them in their studies.

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Liza Ann Russell Purdue University

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I am a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. I am an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Anne Lucietto.

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Technical education or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is often touted as the way for students to succeed, for corporations to move forward, and to gain prominence in the world economy. With all this promotion, do we know who is teaching these subjects to our students? This question urged researchers to develop a survey and distribute it to those teaching STEM subjects. The survey collected a variety of information, the results of the demographic section being reported here. The survey responses are from a population of STEM educators teaching at all levels, found to be male and generally teaching in engineering technology programs. The authors offer that an understanding of basic demographics including information concerning formalized training and degrees is necessary to provide the groundwork for areas of future study.

Lucietto, A. M., & Russell, L. A. (2018, June), STEM Educators: Who Are They? Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30988

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