DALLAS – Tech Titans, the largest technology trade organization in Texas, has named Dr. Robynne Lock and A&M-Commerce’s Studio Physics program a finalist in the Tech Titans of the Future – University Level Award category as part of the 17th Annual Tech Titans Awards.
“I am honored to be a finalist for a Tech Titans award. Working to improve my classes to have better outcomes for my students is very important to me, and it is wonderful to see Studio physics recognized,” said Dr. Lock.
Studio physics is a student-centered active-learning environment in which students spend the majority of class time on group work. Activities include Tutorials in Introductory Physics, Context-rich Problems, and PhET tutorials, all research-based teaching materials. By creating an active-learning classroom, students learn the course content better. They improve their conceptual understanding and problem-solving abilities. Studio has better outcomes regarding students’ attitudes towards physics and aiding in recruitment and retention of STEM majors.
The Tech Titans Awards recognizes the elite in North Texas technology – individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way in innovation and technical applications. The Tech Titans Awards showcases the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good.
Dr. Lock and the winners from each category were acknowledged at the Tech Titans Awards ceremony in front of 800 of the top North Texas technology influencers.
“We are proud to be able to recognize the individuals and organizations that make a substantial impact in the North Texas technology industry each and every day,” said Bill Sproull, president and CEO of Tech Titans. “The innovation, leadership and advocacy each of our finalists contributes to the industry make a significant difference in our communities and the world. We look forward to seeing what each of these elite individuals and companies will continue to do for years to come.”
The 2017 award sponsors include Comerica, Crowe Horwath, Dallas Business Journal, Deloitte, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, M/C/C, Nokia, Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel, State Farm, VLSIP Technologies and ZRG Partners. Additional sponsors for the event are Bravo Tech, Haynes and Boone, Qorvo and Texas Instruments.
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