Program of research focuses on elementary engineering, technology education, and work ethic. Research related to use of robotics and other technologies for elementary STEM instruction supports my assigned course load. My work ethic research informs the affective instruction that is also critical to those classes. The implementation of new technologies, particularly information technologies, has produced a high-discretion workplace in which workers must make good decisions regarding use of time and resources. To be appropriately prepared for this work environment, students must develop technical skills and knowledge, but work ethic and affective work attributes are equally important for success.