Dr. Steven F. Barrett, P.E., received the B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1979, the M.E.E.E. from the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1986, and the Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He was formally an active duty faculty member and professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado and is now professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate dean for Academic Programs, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wyoming. He is a senior member of IEEE and chief faculty advisor of Tau Beta Pi. His research interests include digital and analog image processing, computer-assisted laser surgery, and embedded control systems. He is a registered professional engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He authored/co-authored several textbooks on microcontrollers and embedded systems. His book, “A Little Book on Teaching,” was published by Morgan and Claypool Publishers in 2012. In 2004, Barrett was named “Wyoming Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and in 2008 was the recipient of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Professional Engineers in Higher Education, Engineering Education Excellence Award.
Tonia A. Dousay is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Idaho and a Google Certified Innovator. She has more than 15 years of instructional design and eLearning project management experience. Tonia’s teaching and research focus on design-based learning activities and the knowledge and skills acquired and reinforced through these opportunities. Makerspaces currently serve as the hub of her research, creating an engaging environment to play with robotics, 3D printing, 3D modeling, and mobileography for K20 learners. Where some areas of education focus on STEM-learning, Tonia emphasizes STEAM-learning, giving attention to art and how we empower learners to be interdisciplinary.
Tyler Kerr received a B.A. in Geology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA in 2011, and an M.S. in Geology (Paleontology) from the University of Wyoming in 2017. His background in paleontology and interest in emergent technology has led him to pursue a career 3D scanning, rendering, and digitizing museum collections. In addition to his digitization work, he runs the University of Wyoming's Coe Student Innovation Center (CSIC), the university's newest educational STEAM-oriented campus makerspace for students, faculty, and staff.
Larry Schmidt is an associate librarian at the University of Wyoming and is the current Head of the Brinkerhoff Geology Library. He holds BS degree’s in Chemistry and Biology, MS Degree in environmental engineering from Montana State University and received an MLS from Emporia State University in 2002. His interests lie in providing undergraduate and graduate students with information, data and science literacy skills that will allow them to succeed in a global economy.
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