Pamela Lottero-Perdue

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


Contact Info

Smith Hall, Room 426-C


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)