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National Engineering Technology Teaching Award

Nomination Open: 11/29/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

The National Engineering Technology Teaching Award recognizes proven leaders for teaching in their chosen fields. The recipient of this award has demonstrated enhanced student learning experiences, which has enabled students to excel. This award recognizes individual achievement in innovative teaching in engineering technology and/or applied engineering education, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in and service to engineering technology education at the regional and national level. The National Engineering Technology Teaching Award was established to identify and recognize those who are among the nation's most influential educators in the study of applied engineering and/or engineering technology education. The goal is to award individuals whose insatiable love of teaching and learning has led them to strive above and beyond that which is expected of faculty to create learning environments that motivate students to reach outside their imagination and enable students to develop creative solutions to engineering problems in ways that make our world a better place. Moreover, the awardee’s actions are not to be limited to their classrooms; the awardee must actively and relentlessly share their accomplishments and successful teaching and learning strategies with colleagues in the engineering technology community. Further, it is expected that awardee will use the award opportunity to further develop, expand, and share the teaching strategies, experiments, and/or programs that drew the attention of the selection committee.

NOMINATION FORM

Criteria and Qualifications: The award will be made to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of performance and commitment to excellence in creating learning environments that motivate students to imagine and develop creative solutions to engineering problems in ways that make our world a better place. Nominees must demonstrate extraordinary performance and commitment in at least two of the the following three areas: 1. Teaching: Inspire a strong culture of innovative thinking Develop and use innovative delivery techniques Possess broad communications skills Demonstrate technical excellence Reinforce workforce accomplishment Encourage a safety-focused environment Support social and economic development 2. Scholarship of Teaching: Course and curriculum development Laboratory development Publication and presentation Sharing innovative teaching activity and experience 3. Participation and Service: Engineering Technology Division, Engineering Technology Council, and/or Journal of Engineering Technology of ASEE ASEE at the local, regional, and national levels Professional and technical societies

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that only ASEE members can submit award nominations)

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

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National Engineering Technology Teaching Award

Nomination Open: 11/29/2021

Nomination Deadline: 03/04/2022

2021 winner:

Rustin Webster is an associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University who specializes in mechanical engineering and computer graphics technology. Prior to joining academia, he worked for an aerospace and engineering company as a mechanical engineer, product development lead, and researcher. Webster designed various solutions for multiple branches of the Armed Forces, the Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds a B.S. in engineering graphics and design, an M.S. in management of technology from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Webster is a certified GD&T-Technologist, SOLIDWORKS Expert, and Six Sigma Green Belt. For his teaching and mentoring of students he was awarded the 2021 ASEE ET National Teaching Award, the 2021 Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship and 2021 Purdue Teaching Academy Pandemic Teaching Award, the 2019 ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division’s Rising Educator Award, and the 2019 SME Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. Webster’s research interests include ET outreach (e.g., recruitment and retention) and design education with focus areas in CAD, instructional techniques (e.g., project-based learning), and technology. His scholarship includes 28 peer-reviewed articles, 17 accepted scholarly presentations, multiple invited lectures on his teaching philosophy, methods, and experiences, and 11 awarded grants related to teaching and learning.

The National Engineering Technology Teaching Award recognizes proven leaders for teaching in their chosen fields. The recipient of this award has demonstrated enhanced student learning experiences, which has enabled students to excel. This award recognizes individual achievement in innovative teaching in engineering technology and/or applied engineering education, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in and service to engineering technology education at the regional and national level. The National Engineering Technology Teaching Award was established to identify and recognize those who are among the nation's most influential educators in the study of applied engineering and/or engineering technology education. The goal is to award individuals whose insatiable love of teaching and learning has led them to strive above and beyond that which is expected of faculty to create learning environments that motivate students to reach outside their imagination and enable students to develop creative solutions to engineering problems in ways that make our world a better place. Moreover, the awardee’s actions are not to be limited to their classrooms; the awardee must actively and relentlessly share their accomplishments and successful teaching and learning strategies with colleagues in the engineering technology community. Further, it is expected that awardee will use the award opportunity to further develop, expand, and share the teaching strategies, experiments, and/or programs that drew the attention of the selection committee.

NOMINATION FORM

Criteria and Qualifications: The award will be made to an individual who has demonstrated a high level of performance and commitment to excellence in creating learning environments that motivate students to imagine and develop creative solutions to engineering problems in ways that make our world a better place. Nominees must demonstrate extraordinary performance and commitment in at least two of the the following three areas: 1. Teaching: Inspire a strong culture of innovative thinking Develop and use innovative delivery techniques Possess broad communications skills Demonstrate technical excellence Reinforce workforce accomplishment Encourage a safety-focused environment Support social and economic development 2. Scholarship of Teaching: Course and curriculum development Laboratory development Publication and presentation Sharing innovative teaching activity and experience 3. Participation and Service: Engineering Technology Division, Engineering Technology Council, and/or Journal of Engineering Technology of ASEE ASEE at the local, regional, and national levels Professional and technical societies

The nomination form can be found in the link below (note that only ASEE members can submit award nominations)

NOMINATION FORM

Nominations are automatically transferred over for the next award cycle. If not selected, nominations can be re-submitted after one award cycle.

National Engineering Technology Teaching Award

2021 winner:

Rustin Webster

Rustin Webster is an associate professor in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University who specializes in mechanical engineering and computer graphics technology. Prior to joining academia, he worked for an aerospace and engineering company as a mechanical engineer, product development lead, and researcher. Webster designed various solutions for multiple branches of the Armed Forces, the Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds a B.S. in engineering graphics and design, an M.S. in management of technology from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Webster is a certified GD&T-Technologist, SOLIDWORKS Expert, and Six Sigma Green Belt. For his teaching and mentoring of students he was awarded the 2021 ASEE ET National Teaching Award, the 2021 Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship and 2021 Purdue Teaching Academy Pandemic Teaching Award, the 2019 ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division’s Rising Educator Award, and the 2019 SME Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. Webster’s research interests include ET outreach (e.g., recruitment and retention) and design education with focus areas in CAD, instructional techniques (e.g., project-based learning), and technology. His scholarship includes 28 peer-reviewed articles, 17 accepted scholarly presentations, multiple invited lectures on his teaching philosophy, methods, and experiences, and 11 awarded grants related to teaching and learning.