Gore Education Complex
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Whats New at in Technology Education at FAMU
On-line Graduate Program The Florida A&M University Technology Education Program is in the process of designing a graduate program that will be completely on-line! Candidates may either go for a Masters of Arts (Thesis required) in Technology Education or a Masters of Education in Technology Education (Thesis not required).
This is the only Technology Education graduate program in the State of Florida. The program does not lead to certification and the following will be required to enroll: 1) Possession of an undergraduate degree in education from an accredited institution of higher education. 2) A combined score of 1,000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination, or a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) covering the last sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate preparation. 3) Three letters of recommendation, with two (2) from former professors.
We are very excited to offer this degree and ask that if you are interested to take the survey that can be accessed by clicking on the following URL. www.surveymonkey.com/s/FAMUTECHED
The survey will take only a few minutes. Those that take the survey will receive course descriptions and further information about the program. We look forward to hearing from you and serving your higher education goals. Please feel free to call Dr. David W. White (850-599-3406) for any further questions.
Dr. White is on the Cover of the Feb. Issue of the Technology and Engineering Teacher!!!
Working with Local High Schools The Florida A&M University Technology Education Program has been working with the FAMU Developmental Research School. The program has teamed up with the DRS on several grants and projects. Many of the Technology Education Program undergraduate and graduate students have gained real world experience!
College of Education STEM Training Academy Dr. David White and Miss Patricia West of the FAMU DRS have established a STEM academy at the DRS for 9-12th graders through the State Carl. D. Perkins Grant. . Dr. White is teaching the STEM class this year. The students are currently working on Sea Perch submersible robots that were obtained from a grant Dr. White was awarded, and will be eventually taking them to the Gulf to obtain soil, water, vegetation and plankton samples to ascertain if there is any residual oil for the spill as well as test for other contaminants. They will be testing their robots in the new pool in November with Coach Olaves. Additionally Dr. Edith Davis will assist in the analysis of the collected samples.
ION Mini-Urban Robotic Challenge Earlier this year Dr, White secured a grant from the ION Mini-Urban Robotic Challenge that culminated in a field trip to the regional competition held in Valparaiso, Fl on February 26, 2011.Although the “Baby Rattler Robotic Renegades” Team did not place, they gained valuable experience in creating a functional LEGO Robot, participating in a competition, and presenting a PowerPoint presentation.
The 2011 Florida Gear-Up FAMU DRS Summer Engineering and Technology Enrichment Program Dr. David White and Miss Patricia West of the FAMU DRS secured grant funding from the Florida Gear-UP program to again coordinate this very successful summer program. 52 students from low-income school districts attended the program and produced Hot Air Balloons, Wind Turbines Robotic Arms, Fuel Cell and Solar Cars as well as Solid Fuel Rockets. The program was featured on two local news stations!
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National Summer Transportation Institute The Technology Education Program, along Dr. Mark Howse teamed up with the FAMU DRS to hold a transportation camp. 20 students built egg crash vehicles, solar cars and went on various filed trips that included a trip to see the last Space Shuttle Launch!