Alumni profile: Dr Linda Pfeiffer
My greatest career achievement to date has been completing my Doctor of Science Education (ScEdD).
After gaining my ScEdD I successfully obtained a position as an Academic at CQUniversity as an Educational Developer on contract.
I worked for two years on contracts, one year fixed term and I am now continuing. I was given a three-year 0.2 Research Fellow contract as a direct result of my qualification and the learning I achieved through my ScEdD.
I have been a lecturer, tutor, course coordinator, and Research Fellow. Currently I am the Senior Education Academic on Gladstone Marina campus.
I am coordinating a three-year project in STEM education and I am developing a new unit in Gladstone called STEM Education and Engagement.
Recent Drone Races, which formed part of this project, have gained valuable exposure to the potential of coding and attracted over 50 media articles across QLD and NSW.
Rewards and recognition:
- 2016 Women in STEM Research Prize for STEM Education and Engagement
- 2015 – Selected to participate in the ECR (Early Career Research) program at CQUniversity
- 2015 CQUniversity Opal Awards for the Science Education Experience event
- 2014 CQUniversity Opal Awards for the RUN Digital Classrooms Project
- 2014 QLD State finalist for FameLab