Dr. Pat McGuire Selected to Receive AECT Award The College of Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction congratulate Dr. Pat McGuire, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, who was selected to receive one of nine national early career awards from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Pat will be attending the 2011 Early Career Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida this November. The symposium is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and will engage participants in a day and a half of focused career mentoring and networking. The intended outcomes of the Early Career Symposium include, mentoring of early career faculty and advanced doctoral students into the social/professional network as partners in idea-making, supporting early career faculty and advanced doctoral students in developing viable technology-oriented research agendas, providing specific feedback and guidance to early career faculty and advanced doctoral students about their research agendas and providing information about building a research agenda, pursuing funding, and building collaborations, developing a community of researchers interested in ways technology can transform teaching and learning. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is honored to have Dr. McGuire as a faculty member and colleague.