• Students of MTEEA President Tom Pachera honored


    Four Skyline High School seniors won first place in a statewide youth entrepreneurship competition.

    The two pairs of students developed concepts, business plans and now are working on the prototypes for a water purification system using solar energy and a sonar device to help the blind navigate to be named 2012 Young Innovators.

    All four students are members of Skyline’s Design, Technology and Environmental Planning magnet. As part of their magnet capstone course, the students began working in pairs to identify, research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.

    Read the full article here:

    Congratulations to these engineering students and Tom Pachera!

  • ITEEA Grants, Scholarships and Awards

    ITEEA and its foundation, the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE), give awards, grants, and scholarships to support the advancement of technology and engineering education. The Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit 501 (c )(3) organization, initiated a program of giving in 1993, in which awards are presented during the ITEEA Annual Conference.

    FTEE awards support programs that will: make our children technologically literate; transfer industrial and corporate research into our schools; produce models of excellence in technology and engineering teaching; create public awareness regarding the nature of technology and engineering education; and help technology and engineering teachers maintain a competitive edge in technology. For a list of scholarships, grants and awards, please go to

    If you are interested in pursuing any of the awards available, please contact Tom Pachera at [email protected].

  • Project Lead the Way at Saline Area Schools

    MTEEA’s own Nathan Bush recently uploaded a new video that shows Saline Middle School’s implementation of Project Lead the Way.

    Project Lead the Way at Saline Area Schools from Nathan Bush_SHS Media Teacher on Vimeo.

  • MTEEA Launches New Website

    MTEEA has officially launched the association’s new website. It is accessible at:

    The new site features up-to-date content and a new look to reflect the organization’s new name and vision.

  • MTEEA Announces New Organization

    The Learning Institute for Technology Education (LITE) has launched a new organization, MTEEA, in order to better promote technology and engineering education. MTEEA is the Michigan Technology & Engineering Educators Association.

    The Learning Institute for Technology Education was established in 1993, and served as a leader in providing educators the tools and resources for implementing Design and Technology in their programs.

    It was the dream of Dr. Harry Padelford to give all K-12 teachers the support and guidance to provide students learning opportunities in the context of solving real problems with the design and technology process.

    MTEEA will continue and expand on that vision under its new name and direction.

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