Brenda Puck

Brenda Puck

MS Industrial & Technology Education
Engineering and Technology

Office: 302 Fryklund Hall
Phone: 715/232-2643
Email: puckb@uwstout.edu

Education

Master of Science - Industrial | Technology Education

 Thesis: Developing and Validating a Knowledge-Base for Professional Development Activities in Gender Equity for the Study of Technology. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT, Menomonie, WI 

Bachelor of Arts - International Business & Aviation Management COLLEGE OF SAINT TERESA, Winona, MN

Research Interests

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* Featured in the Winter 2009 Wisconsin People &Ideas cover story, "Forging A Future" - UW-Stout Professor Brenda Puck teaches science and self-esteem at STEPS for Girls. ~ Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer Program (STEPS) 

* Chosen as the 2012 "Editor's Pick" Award recipient in ASQ Education Brief for "The Steps Difference: 16 years of Attracting Girls to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics." ~ American Society for Quality (ASQ) 

* Spearheaded collaboration in assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of multiple new curriculum and outreach initiatives and offered unique curriculums to spark the curiosity and interest of young women. ~ University of Wisconsin-Stout

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* Presenter: American Society for Quality ASQ STEM Conference - The STEPS Difference: 16 Years of Attracting Girls to Careers in Sciences, Technology, Engineering &Mathematics. (2012) 

* Presenter: UW-Stout Technology Education Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Manufacturing-Related Experiential Learning and Projects for Middle and High School. (2008) 

* Presenter: American Society of Engineering (ASEE) + Ten Years of STEPS;SME/STEPS;Curriculum Projects for Middle and High School Students. (2007) Honolulu, HI - National Conference + Success of STEPS (2003) Nashville, TN - National Conference + Successful Outreach at UW Stout - North Midwest Sectional Conference 

* Presenter: Woman in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) National Conference Success of STEPS (2004) Albuquerque, NM 

* Presenter: Wisconsin Technology Education Conference (WTEA), Wisconsin' Tackle Box Project: Preparing Female High School Students for Technological Careers. (2000) Wisconsin Dells, WI 

* Presenter: UW-Stout Twelfth Annual Student Research Day, Developing and Validating a Knowledge-Base for Professional Development Activities in Gender Equity for the Study of Technology. (2000) Menomonie, WI

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* Publication: Puck, B. and Stary, W. The Steps Difference: 16 years of Attracting Girls to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. ASQ Education Brief, www.asq.org Selected for the "Editor's Pick" Award. (2012) 

* Publication: Furst-Bowe, J. and Puck B. Taking STEPS to Promote STEM Careers, ASQ Education Brief, www.asq.org 

* Publication: Welty, K. and Puck, B. Modeling Athena: Preparing Young Women for Citizenship and Work in a Technological Society. Wisconsin DPI and UWS. 

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* OTTO BREMER FOUNDATION, Expanding Female Youth Leadership in STEM fields &Establishing an Evaluation Mechanism, $32,500 Grant awarded, Rodriguez, G. and Puck, B., 2012. 

* SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS, Educational Foundation, Youth Program Grant, $10,000. Heimdahl, P. and Puck, B. 2008. 

* HEWLETT-PACKARD TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING GRANT INITIATIVE, Studying the Impact of Tablet PC Use of Teaching and Student Learning in Materials, Metrology, and Machining Technology Laboratory Environments, $30,000, Bee, D. and Puck, B. 2006. 

* WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, Tacklebox Project, $30,000, Welty, K. and Puck, B. 1999-2000.

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* Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Student Chapter, University of Wisconsin-Stout Co-Advisor (2001-Present) 

* American Foundry Society (AFS) Student Chapter, University of Wisconsin- Stout Co-Advisor (2007-Present) 

* STEPS for Girls Summer Programs http://www.uwstout.edu/steps Director, (2010-2012) | Activities Director | Assistant to the Director (1998-2010) 

* FIRST(r) LEGO(r) League Regional Competition, University of Wisconsin- Stout Judges Coordinator, (2005-2014) 

* Educational Support Unit Review Committee, University of Wisconsin-Stout Member and Group Leader (2004-2010) 

Courses Taught

ENGGR112 - Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics

CADD234 - Computer-Assisted Design & Drafting

RD205 - Design for Industry

RD320 - Prototype Development and Model-Making

MFGT110 - Materials and Manufacturing Processes

MFGT150 - Introduction to Engineering Materials

MFGE106 - Impacts of Engineering Design