Technical education or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is often touted as the way for students to succeed, for corporations to move forward, and to gain prominence in the world economy. With all this promotion, do we know who is teaching these subjects to our students? This question urged researchers to develop a survey and distribute it to those teaching STEM subjects. The survey collected a variety of information, the results of the demographic section being reported here. The survey responses are from a population of STEM educators teaching at all levels, found to be male and generally teaching in engineering technology programs. The authors offer that an understanding of basic demographics including information concerning formalized training and degrees is necessary to provide the groundwork for areas of future study.
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Lucietto, A. M., & Russell, L. A. (2018, June), STEM Educators: Who Are They? Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30988