Kevin Reeve Recognized for the ITLS Alumni Achievement Award

Kevin Reeve
Kevin Reeve was selected to receive the Alumni Achievement Award for the 2017-2018 academic school year. This award was bestowed by the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) Department at Utah State. Reeve was recognized with this honor for establishing the Cache Makers 4-H Club, for launching the classroom innovation lab at Utah State, and for his teaching in the ITLS Department.

"As a kid, I really liked taking things apart to figure out how they worked," Reeve remembered. "I grew up during an era when many cool technologies were invented that took us to space, provided color television, the personal computer, and many other things. My fascination with this stuff has led me to a great career with teaching and learning technology."

Reeve ended up pursuing a degree in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department after being exposed to graduate students in the Department. "I was an undergraduate student studying computer science and working at the Center for Persons with Disabilities. I happened to have an opportunity to work on projects with a couple of graduate students who were in the ITLS Department and were involved in making instructional videos."

Reeve and a friend built the second online course in the ITLS Department. It was a Web Development class that Reeve still teaches today.

Reeve and his team built the innovation lab at Utah State. The lab is a space for faculty to test new teaching and learning technology. The lab features augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video cameras, various types of furniture, and more.

Reeve also started the Cache Makers 4-H Club in Logan with another alumnus, Joel Duffin. It is the largest youth makerspace in Utah. More than 3000 youth have participated. "The goal of Cache Makers is to get more kids into a STEM career path through fun, hands-on activities. I currently mentor the Girls Space Science group," explained Reeve. The activities the girls have participated in include flying high-altitude balloons, soldering, programming, using 3D printers and laser cutters, flying a real airplane and so much more.

To incoming students Reeve says, "There are many opportunities for careers with this degree. Learn everything you can. Find an internship where you will have the opportunity to be mentored by someone working in the field. This will give you experience that will help you throughout your career."

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