UGA doctoral student receives international technology education scholarship

UGA doctoral student receives international technology education scholarship

Athens, Ga. – Todd R. Kelley, a University of Georgia doctoral student in technology education, has received the Maley Technology Teacher Scholarship, the only graduate scholarship presented by the International Technology Education Association.

Kelley, who received the $1,000 scholarship, is a graduate fellow in the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE), one of 17 centers funded by the National Science Foundation, that focuses on teaching and learning. It is the only center addressing engineering and technology education.

The ultimate goal of NCETE is to infuse engineering design, problem-solving and analytical skills into the K-12 schools through technology education in order to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of engineering and technology educators, and to significantly strengthen the pathways to engineering and technology professions for students.

Kelley, who is currently completing his dissertation, will join the faculty at Purdue University as an assistant professor of technology education in August.

Kelley worked as a middle and high school teacher in New York and Indiana for 10 years before entering the UGA doctoral program in 2005. He was a three-time recipient of the Philip Gray Memorial Scholarship while attending UGA and has authored many grants and published scholarly articles in journals such as The Journal of Technology Education Technology Teacher, and Technology and Children.