Michael K. Daugherty, professor of technology and engineering at the University of Arkansas, received a state honor last month from his peers at the group’s annual conference held in Hot Springs.
Daugherty was named Outstanding Arkansas Technology and Engineering Education Professional.
The award Daugherty received is given to recognize technology and engineering educators, other than full-time classroom teachers, who provide significant contributions to professional associations and education programs for youth or adults in their field, communities and states.
The award candidates were nominated by their peers, and nominations were then voted on by members of Arkansas Technology and Engineering Educators, one of 12 divisions of the overall state organization.
Daugherty also serves as head of the department of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Health Professions. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2005 to establish and lead a technology education program.
In addition to teaching in the university’s technology education program, in 2006 Daugherty started the Razorback Technology Challenge with the assistance of other divisions on campus.
The challenge competition is held each year in December for students in technology education and pre-engineering classes in middle schools, junior high schools and high schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma.