2024 Award Winners

CTETE Technology and Engineering
Teacher Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Vinson R. Carter

University of Arkansas


  • BS., MAT, Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • Associate Professor STEM Education
  • 40+ refereed publications/Numerous funded grants
  • Previous Awards: Faculty Gold Metal Award (UA), Outstanding Mentor (UA, 4 times), Outstanding Research Award (UA, twice), Collegiality Award (UA), Gerhard Salinger Award (ITEEA), Outstanding Publication Award (CTETE), Rising Star (UA), Educator of the Year (Arkansas), Volunteer of the Year (Fayetteville), 21st Century Leadership Associate (ITEEA),  Teacher of the Year (ARCTE), Donald Maley Spirit of Excellence (ITEEA), New Teacher of the Year (ARCTE)
  • Christian, devoted father and husband, dedicated teacher, scholar, mentor, volunteer and friend

Gerhard Salinger Award for Enhancing I-STEM
Education Through Technological
Engineering Design-Based Instruction

John Wells, Phillip Reed, Otsebele Nare, and Bingyu Zhao

Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Hampton University

Project Title: “STEMbot Multigenerational Collaborative: Transdisciplinary T/E Design Based Biotechnical Learning”

Silvius/Wolansky Outstanding
Publication Award

Tyler Love and Kenneth Roy​

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Glastonbury Public Schools

Publication: “Safer Engineering and CTE Instruction”​