Professor Kyle is the E. Desmond Lee Family Professor of Science Education at the University of Missouri -St. Louis (USA). His work focuses on the socio-cultural, political, and economic issues associated with schooling and the prospects for equity. The goals of such initiatives are oriented toward enhancing students’ scientific literacy, preparing students for life in a critical democracy, self-and social empowerment, and social transformation. Most recently, he collaborated on Project SUSTAIN, a venture amongst researchers and communities in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Norway and the US,with a focus upon generating knowledge and research methodologies oriented toward exploring and promoting access to a socially responsible science, mathematics, and technology education.His present interests focus upon reorienting schooling to address education for sustainable development by drawing upon the 15 Global Challenges Facing Humanity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Globally, optimism exists for substantial gains toward addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, Professor Kyle asks where are the voices of educators? Why such silence? He offers a vision and challenge for educators.
Professor Kyle’s professional contributions have been recognized through his selection in 1980 as the author of the manuscript judged to be the most significant contribution to the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST); in 1981 he received the National Science Teachers Association’s Gustav Ohaus Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching; in 1982 he was the recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching’s Patron Award for the research report judged to have the greatest significance and potential in the field of science education; and in 1990 the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science recognized him as the Outstanding Science Educator of the Year. He served as Editor of Journal of Research in Science Teaching(January 1994 through May 1999), the official journal of NARST – A global organization for improving science education through research). In 2003, he was recognized by NARST as having been the co-author of one of the 13 most influential articles published in JRST during its first 40 years (1963-2003). Professor Kyle served as the Executive Director of NARST from 2007 through 2018.
Adejuyigbe who was born at Efon – Alaye, Ekiti State of Nigeria on 16th November, 1956 is a Professor in the Department of Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Federal University, Oye, Ekiti, Nigeria. Adejuyigbe has Full Technological Certificate of City and Guilds, London; Higher National Diploma (HND) of Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria; Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Production Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions – June 28 – July 9, 2012 at Galilee International Management Institute, P.O. Box 208, Nahalal, Bat 10600 (Kibbutz Mizra), Israel.
Adejuyigbe is a known scholar of National and International repute who has contributed very significantly to scholarship innovative inventions and scientific breakthrough in Nigeria and abroad. He has over 30 year’s academic experience at both Polytechnic and University levels. He is a born leader, an assiduous worker, a motivator, an innovator and an academic achiever.
As a very reputable scholar and a hardworking and resilient academician, he has about 156 publications in his area of FOCUS that is, Computer Aided Engineering (CAD, CADD, CAM, CIM, and CAPP), Manufacturing Engineering and Management. He was formerly The Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria and also the former Administrator, (Director) Directorate of Works and Services, and the former Dean, College of Engineering of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was the Vice Chairman of Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET).
His contribution to academic curriculum development, staff development and capacity building programmes are very well recognized. He has supervised and graduated 12 PhD students, 59 Masters of Engineering students, 32 Post Graduate Diploma students; 51 Bachelors of Science/Engineering Degree students; and 19 Higher National Diplomas students.
He is a Member Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Member Ghana Institute of Engineers (MGhIE), Member, Materials Science and Engineering Society of Nigeria (MSN). and Registered with Council of Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
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