Stockman, VanderSloot, and Pitcher receive civic engagement awards

George Stockman, professor of computer science and engineering, Teresa Isela VanderSloot, academic specialist, and Adam Pitcher, systems staff manager and systems analyst, have been named the College of Engineering recipients of the First Annual MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards.

George Stockman, Teresa Isela VanderSloot, and Adam Pitcher

Thirteen individuals representing eleven of the University’s degree-granting colleges received awards at the Michigan State University Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 40th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

Selection criteria for the award was based on demonstration of innovative and/or sustained efforts in the areas of academic, curricular and/or co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement related to the mission and efforts of the college.

Stockman, VanderSloot, and Pitcher were instrumental in forming the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) of Lansing and serve on the ITEC Board of Directors. ITEC is a non-profit technology center that offers hands-on activities designed to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills to youth and families.

ITEC is a collaborative partnership between community, industry, and education. It provides MSU students with opportunities to volunteer or earn experiential learning credit, and it provides MSU faculty with opportunities to conduct research on how technology benefits learning.

(Date Posted: 2008-04-02)