Pamela Lottero-Perdue

Professor and Director of the Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program


Contact Info

Science Complex, Room 3150E


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction,
Science Education
University of Delaware
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction,
Science Education
University of Delaware
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

Areas of Expertise

• Student and teacher perspectives on and responses to design failure within engineering education
• Factors and support and hinder elementary teachers’ implementation of engineering instruction
• Student engagement, decision making and mindset within and as shaped by the engineering design process
Teaching and Professional Learning:
• Pre-service teacher education that includes engineering and integrated STEM education
• Professional learning experiences, graduate coursework, and practitioner journal articles for practicing elementary teachers in engineering, science and integrated STEM education
Integrated STEM Curriculum Writing (Emphasis on Engineering Education):
• For undergraduate and graduate STEM education learners
• For P-8 students

Courses Taught

  • SCIE 371 Teaching Science in Early Childhood
  • SCIE 376 Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • PHSC 101 Physical Science
  • PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science
  • SCIE 355 Teaching Engineering Design in Elementary & Middle School Science
  • SCIE 650 Engineering in Integrated STEM Education

National Leadership in Engineering Education

  • Immediate Past Chair of the Pre-College Engineering Education (PCEE) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) ( (July 2017 – ongoing)
  • Chair of the PCEE Division of the ASEE ( (June 2015 – June 2017)
  • Member of the ASEE Board of Directors Committee on P12 Engineering Education (June 2014 – ongoing)