Paul A. Wiedorn
M. S. in General Education, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
M.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 1981
B.S. in Naval Architecture, U. S. Naval Academy, 1978
- Core Technologies — especially Fluid Technology and Thermal Technology.
- Recruiter of tomorrow's engineers. Crusader for technological literacy.
- APC in Technology Education and Physics
Teaching students in Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, and Engineering Design.
- Presented Cargo Airplane to teachers in Florida, New Hampshire, Georgia, Washington State, and Ohio for the AIAA Educator Academy 2012-2014
- Continued participation in the Maryland Engineering Challenges. Students have won Cargo Airplane and IEEE Robot.
- Trained in Project Lead the Way
- Assisted in training teachers for the Cargo Airplane Challenge and MESA airplane challenge.
- Master of Ceremonies for TEEAM awards.
- 2015 TEEAM Leadership Award winner
- AIAA Foundation Educator Achievement Award winner
Wrote/developed/improved three new courses: Production Sytems I; Power, Energy, and Transportation; and Communications System II (none of which had approved curriculum or pacing guides). Also the first and only teacher at the school to teach the new Foundations of Technology course. Taught one section of Keyboarding for the business department each semester.
Continued excellence in teaching technology. Teach Introduction to Engineering, Research & Experimentation, Introduction to Technology Systems and Power, Energy and Transportation.
- Maryland Distinguished Technology Educator.
- One of three co-authors of Engineering Principles and Applications, an honors level course that meets VSC requirements for the basic technology education credit.
- Presented my Cargo Airplane LTD. challenge at the AIAA Passport to the Future teacher workshop and wrote web based version of Sailplane activity.
- Instructor for the Technology Education Leadership Program (TELP) – professional development for technology education teachers.
- For many years and until recently the Vice President for Student Affairs for Technology Education Association of Maryland.
- As a member of the Maryland Engineering Challenges steering committee, have written or revised the rules for numerous challenges including Cargo Ship, Manufacturing, Mars Rover, and Historic Aircraft Challenge.
- Engineering advisor to teams that have won numerous trophies in the cargo airplane and other engineering challenges.
Effective transition to teaching at this level. Application of math and science to practical problems in technology. Taught Introduction to Engineering and Introduction to Technology Systems.
- Presented numerous seminars on hydrostatics and ship resistance for faculty in-service.
- Presented seminars on Fluid Technology for Summer Staff Development
- Engineering advisor to teams that won
- Superintendent's Cup for radio-controlled model yachts
- Maryland State Bridge Building competition
- Young America Cup challenge
Surface Warfare Officer in the U. S. Navy from June 1978 to August 1994
Various assignments afloat and ashore including Repair Officer on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Navigator on the USS Halsey (CG 23), Shift Engineer at the AIW Nuclear Reactor Prototype, Operations Officer on the USS Robison (DDG 12), the Radiological Controls Officer on the USS Puget Sound (AD-38) and finally a Master Instructor in Naval Architecture at the U.S. Naval Academy.
- Senior Watch Officer. Qualified as chief engineer of nuclear powered ships, Officer of the Deck and Surface Warfare Officer.
- Deployed to the Western Pacific, to North Arabian Sea during Iran-Iraq war, and to the Red Sea during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
- Taught Engineering Mechanics/Statics and a course in basic ship design, hydrostatics, and ship structures.
- Summer sail training for midshipmen (Offshore Skipper Qualified).