Faculty member receives two awards from international education association

Tyler Love

Tyler Love

Credit: Penn State Harrisburg

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Tyler Love, assistant professor of elementary/middle grades STEM education and director of the Capital Area Institute for Math and Science (CAIMS) at Penn State Harrisburg recently was recognized by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) with two awards.

Love received the Special Recognition Award, which recognizes outstanding research and service related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Love was also one of two winners of the Gerhard Salinger Award, which is co-sponsored by ITEEA and the Council of Technology Teacher Education and given to an individual or team of collaborators whose work has effectively promoted the use of technological/engineering design-based education at the K-12 level.  

“I am very humbled to receive these international awards recognizing the quality of STEM education research and outreach being conducted at Penn State Harrisburg and by CAIMS,” Love said. “I owe a great deal of gratitude to ITEEA, Penn State Harrisburg, our donors, and local school districts for their support of these initiatives to advance STEM education not just in south central Pennsylvania, but nationally and internationally.”

ITEEA represents more than 35,000 elementary, secondary, and higher education technology and engineering educators and administrators in the U.S. alone. They are the international professional association which represents the T and E in STEM education. ITEEA's mission is to advance technological and engineering capabilities for all people, and seek to improve public understanding of technology, innovation, design, and engineering education.