Students in the engineering/technology teacher education program won two awards at the Midwest Regional Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) competition at Illinois State University in Normal October 28-29.
Seniors Nate Cool and Michael Croly won first place in the Teaching Lesson Challenge. They prepared and delivered an integrative STEM lesson to local school officials, based on Grades K-2 and 3-5 benchmarks.
A group of five students earned the second place in the Transportation Challenge, which required them to build the most efficient water vessel. Team members were Cool, Marlee DeSplinter, Jackson Otto, Alexandria Price and William Wells.
Other Purdue students in attendance were Molly Brogan and Andrew Rusnak. Greg Strimel, assistant professor of engineering/technology teacher education is the faculty advisor.