Mary Frances Early held a book discussion to celebrate the launch of her autobiography, “The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia,” published by the Mary Frances Early College of Educatio
I am involved in research related to use of robotics and other technologies for elementary STEM instruction supports my assigned course load. My work ethic research informs the effective instruction that is also critical to those classes. The implementation of new technologies, particularly information technologies, has produced a high-discretion workplace in which workers must make good decisions regarding use of time and resources. To be appropriately prepared for this work environment, students must develop technical skills and knowledge, but work ethic and affective work attributes are equally important for success.
My research focuses on elementary engineering, technology education and work ethic. One of the more significant products that represents my research activity is The Work Ethic Site, a web site that provides a central resource for materials related to work ethic, affective work competencies and employability skills for workforce development. It is designed to serve both educators and human resource professionals.