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MU Receives STEM School of Excellence Award

The University will be recognized at ITEEA’s 85th Annual International Conference in April.

Millersville University’s Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology department has received the STEM School of Excellence Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The University will be recognized at ITEEA’s 85th Annual International Conference in April, where they will receive a banner and certificate to display.

This year, a new category was added to recognize the STEM programs at universities and colleges. MU was one of six universities to be recognized.

Students from TEECA doing a service cleanup on Route 99. TEECA is a professional organization interested in providing students an opportunity to strengthen their technology, engineering, and educational skills.

To be recognized as a STEM School of Excellence, the University must show a commitment to providing outstanding leadership in the Integrative STEM program. “Throughout the 2021 – 2022 academic year, many of MU’s accomplishments played a key role in the University receiving the award,” says Brusic. Some of the accomplishments include the Intermediate Unit 13 STEM BOWL, where Millersville students designed challenges that were picked to be included in the event, and for their work with the Millersville Technology & Engineering Camp every summer.

Dr. Sharon Brusic, professor and coordinator for Technology & Engineering Education in Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology, explains why the award is so valuable to MU, “The award acknowledges that our entire department demonstrates characteristics of excellence in terms of achieving the criteria for the award. Our students benefit from having an outstanding program that offers a plethora of opportunities to grow in their STEM and technical knowledge. It also offers opportunities for students to engage professionally and to prepare for their careers as teachers, managers, professionals and leaders in a variety of STEM-focused disciplines.”

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