Technology Education Club
Jennifer, Gabriel, Kaitlin, Mike and Aspen at the TE club stand in the SUB selling merchandise and talking about the program.
Technology Education program at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present, and future technological systems and their impacts on society. As such students who want to earn credit register for 1 – 3 credit hours that are supervised by a faculty member in the program.
Teaching Option: is for individuals who desire to teach the theory and application of technology to students in both elementary and secondary schools.
Industry Option: is designed for students who want to enter technological work force. Students develop skills needed to work effectively with a multitude of different technologies.
There is a critical nationwide shortage of TE teachers and TE teachers are in high demand. The Industry Option provides students the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas plus the flexibility to choose courses that allow them to further develop in-depth skills for their future career.
The TE club does fund raisers to raise money for travel. We engrave glasses, engrave office door names/signs, and concrete plaques. Glasses that we engrave are sold for $10 a glass and custom engraved glasses are sold for $15.
Technology Education is not just merely computers as most would lead you to believe. We study various subjects within Technology such as:
- Bio-related Technology
Things that the Technology Education Club does during the year.
Fundraising: We sell Custom and stock engraved pint glasses that members make. The fundraising we do is to help send our club to the ITEEA Conference each year.Volunteering: We facilitate a competition for the Montana Science Olympiad event that is held on campus. We fun the Scrambler event. This helps us to stay involved with the youth of technology. New this year we are assisting with classes put on by the Children's museum of Bozeman in their classes that are STEAM oriented which aligns closely with most of our member’s futures and it is a good opportunity to stay involved with the community.
ITEEA- aligns closely with our members and we travel each year to their national Conference. Once there we as a club we compete at the conference in a variety of events such as: robotics, transportation, teaching lesson, communications, quiz bowl, problem solving etc. It is a great way for students in our club to connect with industry professionals and attend seminars to better their professional career and knowledge of new and upcoming technologies in education and industry.
This year the conference will be held in Washington DC. We are very excited and starting to prep for the contest in hopes to bring home another win this year.
Once a year we travel to National TEECA Conference as a Club to Compete in a multitude of events; attend seminars and network with other technology professionals.
Benjamin being assisted by Joel to assemble a robot.
Technology Education program at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to develop technological literacy through the study of past, present, and future technological systems and their impacts on society.
The club meets on Wednesdays at 3pm in Reid Hall 423--this will change next semester due to department schedule assigned to program.
Annie, is fitted with the prosthetic leg engineered and made in a tech ed. class using the 3D printer and other specialty materials.
The TE club is working on putting together different types of activities this year. Examples of that being a problem solving night, 3d printing seminar and other activities to keep members involved.
As a club we are always looking for ways to get the word out for new students who can be teachers and for those who can go and work in the manufacturing industry about the program and the benefits for the community and the nation. We are a key segment of STEM in schools and our great State of Montana.
Jennifer, Kaitlin, Margret, Benjamin, and Mark displaying some of the technology education products.
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