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Technology students awarded for their efforts

March 23, 2010


Students from the ISU College of Technology won honors at a national conference this month for their service, recruiting and education efforts.

Indiana State's chapter of Technology Education Collegiate Association won the Outstanding Technology Education Collegiate Association Chapter Award, given to only one chapter internationally, for its efforts in service, recruitment, volunteerism, state activism and education. The chapter was praised for annually hosting Tech Trek - a technology education event for Wabash Valley high school students; participating in the Technology and Engineering Education State House Rotunda Day and the Engineering Technology Educators of Indiana Conference; and assisting with the Females in Technology "FIT" for the Future Conference - designed to introduce female high school students to careers in technology and engineering.

The ISU chapter also won the Outstanding Technology Education Collegiate Association Membership Award for having the highest growth rate during 2009-2010 of any chapter in the nation.

Additionally, Megan Jackson, a sophomore technology and engineering education major from West Terre Haute, won the $1,000 Foundation for Technology Education undergraduate scholarship. Jackson's interest in teaching, her academic success and recommendations from faculty helped her secure the award that is given to only one student annually.

"I am very proud of our students who have contributed to the success of the ISU TECA chapter this year," chapter advisor and assistant professor of technology and engineering education Kara Harris said. "We have many students who continue to participate in club activities and in the technology and engineering education major, and their collective commitment to the success of the ISU TECA chapter made these awards possible."

While at the conference in Charlotte, N.C, students participated in sessions related to their majors and competed in problem-solving competitions.

Contact: Kara Harris, assistant professor of technology and engineering education, College of Technology, Indiana State University, at 812-237-9676 or

Writer: Lana Schrock, media relations intern, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3773 or