International Technology and Engineering Association honors CEISMC program director for outstanding service.
Mar 27, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Jeff Rosen is one of the hidden gems of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), where he is a program director.
Among many accomplishments, Rosen has grown the Georgia FIRST Lego League from 150 teams to over 650 teams since 2007, pushing Georgia’s program to be the third largest in the nation. He is a passionate advocate for robotics and has worked with FIRST and VEX robotics teams across the state of Georgia. His work has appeared in journals and national conferences, including those by the American Society for Engineering and Education (ASEE), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).
In addition, Rosen served as conference host and organizer for the 2016 Georgia Engineering and Technology Education Association (GETEA) annual conference. He was named the 2013 Georgia TSA volunteer of the year. Rosen takes an active role in education policy through partnering with the Georgia Department of Education to update standards related to technology courses.
These are some of the reasons that ITEEA bestowed upon Rosen a Special Recognition Award for Performance of Outstanding Service to the Association and Profession in Technology and Engineering Education at its 79th annual conference, in Dallas, Texas.
“It is always an honor and pleasure for ITEEA to recognize those professionals, including teachers and students, who go the extra mile in their commitment to excellence in the profession and their teaching and learning environments,” ITEEA President Edward Reeve said. “As president of ITEEA, I am always proud to interact and be associated with these individuals.”
At CEISMC, Rosen has served on two multi-million-dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) grants that focus on improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through problem-based curriculums.
As co-principal investigator for the Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP) NSF grant, Rosen has developed middle school technology courses that combine entrepreneurial thinking with engineering design, science, and math skills. Results show that students participating in the course, especially for more than one year, have higher math and science scores on Georgia Milestone tests.
Written by: Steven Lee Taylor – CEISMC Communications