HAYS, Kan. -- Technology Education
Collegiate Association at Fort Hays State University won first-place in
manufacturing, teaching lesson, problem solving and technology challenge at the
annual Four State Regional Technology Conference in Pittsburg.
"Our students had the
opportunity for networking, teambuilding and leadership," said Kim
Stewart, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Technology
Studies . "We also had the chance to tour Depco Inc., a curriculum and
educational equipment development center."
They competed against the University
of Wyoming-Casper, the University of Arkansas, Fay, and Pittsburg State
University in various events including manufacturing, problem solving, live
communications and technical presentation.
TECA also won second-place honors in
the live communication event and third place in the transportation contest.
This competition is a prelude to the
national spring conference of the International Technology and Engineering
Educators Association. The national conference is in Columbus, Ohio, in the
"The conference has several
benefits to our students," said Stewart. "They get a chance to
network with schools and businesses and represent FHSU and our department
through camaraderie with those who are like minded."
Students who attended the conference
are listed by hometown and classification.
Amarillo, Texas: Brittney
Atwood: Max Kisner, junior.
Garden Plain: Cody Fisher,
senior; Adam Wells, junior; and Chris Wilson, senior.
Natoma: Cameron Eickhoff,
Pratt: Zach Pixler, senior.
Rush Center: Jacob Keener,
Ulysses: Jose Ibarra,