Michael A. De Miranda is a Professor of Engineering Education in the School of Education and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. Michael's current responsibilities are to provide leadership in the development of young STEM educators for the future of our profession and conduct research on learning, cognition, and instruction in engineering and technology education. A graduate of the University of California in Educational Psychology, his research is focused on the study of cognitive process and complex classroom interventions associated with achieving scientific and technological literacy through engineering content. Michael was cited in the Journal of the International Technology Education Association as a “Leader to Watch” (2000, February). He has published over 20 journal manuscripts, 10 book chapters, one edited book, and made over 45 national and international presentations in more than nine countries. In December of 2000 he was awarded the manuscript of the year award by the peer review board of the Journal of Industrial and Technology Education. Michael's experiences in engineering and technology leadership include the National Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) director and past international advisor, President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (2004-2007), member of the Board of Directors for the International Technology Education Association (2003-2005 and 2007-2010), member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) K-12 Division Executive Team (2007-2009), member and team chair for the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), past-president of the Colorado Technology Education Association and active work on a several grants funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).