Florida A&M University (FAMU) technology education professor David White, Ph.D., will journey to Orlando, Fla. tomorrow to represent the university at the 76th Annual International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference, which will take place March 27-29.
White has been selected to host the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE) Spirit of Excellence Breakfast during the conference and will make a special presentation, along with FAMU Developmental Research School instructor Bobbie Thornton, titled: “Engaging Students with Special Needs in Technology Education” during the conference’s STEM showcase.
White is the coordinator of the Technology Education Program in the College of Education.
According to ITEEA officials, White was selected to participate in the conference in honor of his, and FAMU’s, continued contributions to the association’s mission of promoting integrative STEM education for students of all walks of life.
“I am very proud and honored to represent FAMU at this conference,” said White, a previous recipient of the prestigious James J. and Loretta C. Buffer Award in Industrial Technology Education. “This is yet another example of how FAMU is becoming a leader in STEM education initiatives, not only in the state of Florida but globally."
According to White, FAMU’s Technology Education Program is the only program in the state that is certified by the Florida Department of Education to produce fully-licensed technology and engineering educators for sixth through 12th grades.