A technology education major from University of Wisconsin-Stout is being recognized by a state education organization.
Michaela Guerrini, a junior from Menasha, will be awarded the Future Technology Teacher Scholarship at the Wisconsin Technology Education Association awards banquet Wednesday, March 7, in Wisconsin Dells.
Applicants had to include a personal statement about their aspirations in the teaching field.
“This award has aided me greatly to continue my education at UW-Stout. It also gave me a little push to become an educator, along with reminding me why I want to be a technology teacher,” Guerrini said.
Guerrini is part of the McNair Scholars Program at UW-Stout. She is researching the impact of women in STEM fields and how to increase those numbers. She has worked with children in UW-Stout’s Fostering Success program and in several offices on campus, including University Housing and ASPIRE-Student Support Services.
Along with the technology education program, available on campus and online, UW-Stout has related teaching majors in technology and science education; and science education.
Conference includes four UW-Stout speakers, alumnus
The WTEA awards banquet will be followed by the WTEA conference, which is sponsored in part by UW-Stout.
Speakers at the conference Thursday, March 8, include UW-Stout School of Education professors Brian McAlister, Sylvia Tiala and Ken Welty and student Zackery Olsen, a technology education major from Cecil. The featured speaker Friday, March 9, is Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College of Wisconsin and a UW-Stout alumnus.
WTEA, with offices in Fond du Lac, provides professional development for classroom instructors and advocates for the advancement of technology in education, according to its website. Members include educators, professionals, education administrators, college students and business and industry representatives.