Students win awards at national technology conference

SUNY Oswego’s team of nine students competed in four events and won two first-place awards and one second-place award at the Technology Education Collegiate Association national conference in March in Charlotte, N.C.

Students with awards.Over 200 students attended the conference. The school teams compete in pre-service technology teaching knowledge and skill events. Oswego’s team consisted of students from the Oswego Technology Education Association.

In the “Teaching a Lesson” competition, Kenneth Bouwens prepared and delivered a lesson on the scope of technology to a panel of professional judges, earning first place over six other competitors.

In the “Technology Live Communications” competition, the Oswego team of Jeffrey Abrey, Bouwens and Kristopher Taffner constructed a 30-second commercial on recycling and repurposing materials that earned a first-place award for the team over five other teams.

In the “Technology Live Problem Solving” competition, the team of Laurie Edwards, Mike Petrone, Chris Pohlman, Kelsey Roman and Paul Rotstein earned second place among nine teams for their physically modeled solution and design portfolio.

Also competing was the transportation competition team of Andrew Dunlop, Petrone and Pohlman.

The OTEA students traveled with technology faculty members Thomas Kubicki and Daniel Tryon, advisers for the Student Association-sponsored Oswego Technology Education Association.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Technology competitors—SUNY Oswego’s team at the recent Technology Education Collegiate Association national conference included, front, from left, Jeffrey Abrey, Kenneth Bouwens, Kelsey Roman and Andrew Dunlop; and back, from left, Laurie Edwards, Kristopher Taffner, Paul Rotstein, Mike Petrone and Chris Pohlman.

(Posted: Mar 31, 2010)