Dr. Sylvia Tiala

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Office: 225D Communication Technologies Building
Phone: 715-232-5619
Email: tialas@uwstout.edu
Personal website: midwestdigitalfab.weebly.com/

Education

    • Ph D Industrial Education and Technology
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA, United States, 2005
    • BS Industrial Studie
      St. Cloud State University
      St. Cloud, MN, United States, 1981
    • MS Industrial Education and Technology
      Iowa State University
      Ames, IA, United States, 1977

Licensures and Certifications

  • PLTW - Gateway to Technology: Project Lead the Way
  • PLTW - Introduction to Engineering Design: Project Lead the Way
  • PLTW - Digital Electronics: Project Lead the Way
  • Master Educator License: State of Iowa

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin - Stout, Teaching Learning and Leadership Department
        Associate Professor
        September 01, 2006 -

    Academic - P-12

      • Boone Community School District
        Instructor/Department Chair
        September 01, 1992 - June 15, 2006
      • Sauk Rapids Community School District
        Instructor
        September 01, 1990 - June 01, 1991
      • Sioux Falls Public Schools
        Instructor
        January 20, 1984 - June 1, 1989

    Industry

      • Economic Development Group
        Basic Skills Task Analysis
        June 10, 1992 - August 01, 1992
      • Packaging Sales and Consulting
        Technical Writer
        October 7, 1991 - May 29, 1992
      • The Mathison Company
        Reprographic Technician and Sales
        August 20, 1989 - July 2, 1990

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Tiala, S. (2012). Re-envisioning STEM Teacher Preparation. IN Veenstra, C., Furst Bowe, J., & Padro, F. (Eds.), Advancing the STEM Agenda .
    • McAlister, B., Hacker, M., & Tiala, S. (2008). Engineering content and the technology education curriculum. IN Custer, R., & Erekson, T. (Eds.), Assessment in technology education 56th yearbook , Peoria, IL: McGraw Hill/Glencoe.

    Journal Article

    • Tiala, S. (2011). Fab labs: reenvisioning innovation and "entrepreneering". ASQ Higher Education Brief, 4(5).
    • Tiala, S., & Harris, K. (2011). The right time for recruiting new colleages. The Technology Teacher, 77(1), 32-36, Reson, VA: International Technology Education Association.
    • Tiala, S., & Winegar, P. (2011). Integrating STEM into technology education programs. ASQ Higher Education Brief, 4(1), 6, American Society for Quality.
    • Tiala, S. (2007). Integrating virtual reality in technology education labs. The Technology Teacher, 66, 9-13.

Presentations

    Oral Presentation

    • Tiala, S. (February 26, 2016). Process not product: a process-based curriculum for problem solving. Wisconsin Technology Education Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S., Navarre, J., & Wilson, M. (April 17, 2015). RSD framework connecting resarch & pedagogy. Contemplative Pedagogy Conference, Green Lake, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S., & Simenson, S. (March, 2015). Framework for integrated STEM and digital fabrication. International Techology and Engineering Educator's 77th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 16, 2014). Fab labs - The future of STEM education?. Wisconsin Technology Education Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 2, 2014). Fab labs: Changing people living learning and playing. International Techology and Engineering Educator's 76th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 15, 2013). Fab labs: The next national STEM initiative?. Wisconsin Technology Education Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (July 20, 2011). Fab labs: re-envisioning innovation and "entrepreneering". Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 25, 2011). Technology/Engineering Education in a Spiky World. International Techology and Engineering Educator's 73rd Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 16, 2007). Connecting Math to Technology using CAD Models. International Techology and Engineering Educator's 69th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March 15, 2007). Attaining science concepts using computer simulations. International Techology and Engineering Educator's 69th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (October, 2006). Alice: Animatin made simple. Iowa Industry and Technology Education Conference, Des Moines, IA, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (October 13, 2006). Connecting CAD to mathematics using MEMs sensors. Technology Education Confrence, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (March, 2003). Reprogrammable simultors: Issues for educators. International Technology Education Association 65th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, United States.
    • Tiala, S. (October, 1995). Integrating math, science and teachnology using teleoperated robots. Fifth Annual Iowa Space Conference, Waterloo, IA.
    • Tiala, S. (November, 1994). Interactive space capsule simulation for high school students. Fourth Annual Iowa Space Conference, Iowa City, IA, United States.

    Facilitator

    • Tiala, S., Zagorski, K., Polzer, J., & Edenborg, K. (December 03, 2015). Caching the RSD. Student Research Skills Symposium, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Panelist

    • Curry, R., Herker, G., Snyder, T., Tubon, T., Tadajewski, R., & Tiala, S. (November 09, 2015). Aligning college majors to in-demand jobs. Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education Summit, Washington, DC, Bahrain.

    Poster

    • Tiala, S. (April 17, 2015). . Contemplative Pedagogy Conference, Green Lake, WI, United States.

    Paper

    • Tiala, S. (March, 2001). Interaction of learning styles and major of study with performance in traditional, simulated and virtual environments. Iowa State University's Education Research Exchange, Ames, IA, United States.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • Children's Museum of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI & University of Wisconsin - Stout)
      Designing Universal Entrepreneurial Teams Project (September 2010 - December 2010)

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Grant(s)

    • National Science Foundation (2012)
    • National Science Foundation (2011)
    • National Science Foundation (2008)
    • National Science Foundation (2004)

    Reviewer, Conference

    • American Society for Quality (May 2011)
    • World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality (February 2010)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Journal of Student Research - University of Wisconsin - Stout (March 2011)

    Technology for All Americans Project

    • A rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology (1995)

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Technology Education Association (WTEA)
  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

Service

    Department / School

    • Faculty Advisor, Rube Goldberg Competition (September 2007 - May 2013)
    • Faculty Advisor, Technology Engineering and Eduation Collegiate Association (September 2006 - May 2013)
    • Faculty Advisor, Supermileage Vehcile Competition (September 2006 - May 2009)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Dissertation Committee Member, Brian Bartel: Perceptions of transitional services adn resources by military students attending public post-seconcary institutions in cntral Wisconisn (September 2015 - Present)
      • Co-Coordinator, Research Skill Development Framework Community of Practice (June 2014 - Present)
      • Chairperson, Creative Original Research Experiences (September 2008 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee - CEHHS (September 2010 - May 2016)
      • Faculty Mentor, Cody Jolin: Why Reef: A virrtual, educational program analysis (2012 - 2014)
      • Plan B Advisor, Theran Peterson, The effect of guided notes on student performance on Project Lead the Way end-of-course exams (June 2013)
      • Plan B Advisor, Tammy Spoerk: The value of a summer STEP camp dvd fro prmoting engineering and technology careers in Milwaukee public school district (December 2012)
      • Plan A (Thesis) Chair, Evan Sveum: A comparative study of university of Wisconsin- Stout freshemen and senior education major's computing and internet technology skills/knowledge and associated learning experiences. (2007 - 2010)