Aaron C. Clark ’97EDD, who now serves as head of the Office of Science, Technological innovation, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Training at NC State’s College or university of Training, will be the co-director of NC State’s Engineering Education and learning software, productive Aug. 16, 2023. He will work together with co-director Laura Bottomely of NC State’s College or university of Engineering and other users of the engineering education and learning group to advance the university’s mission of supplying major-good quality engineering training to its pupils.
“I am honored to have been chosen as co-director for Engineering Instruction at NC State,” Clark stated. “I am committed to operating with my colleagues to give our college students with the very best attainable engineering education and learning and to keep on to establish on the solid foundation of excellence that NC State has recognized in this area.”
As co-director of Engineering Education, Clark will be accountable for overseeing the improvement and implementation of engineering schooling courses and initiatives at NC State while operating closely with faculty, personnel and college students to guarantee that NC State’s engineering training offerings are assembly the demands of the engineering workforce and are aligned with the university’s strategic objectives.
“Dr. Clark has an substantial background working in locations and disciplines that integrate engineering, technological innovation, design and style and education. His experience and leadership will be a useful asset to the university’s Engineering Education and learning efforts, and we’re psyched to see what the program’s long run holds below his co-direction,” said University of Education Dean Paola Sztajn.
Clark been given his bachelor’s diploma in industrial arts/technologies instruction and master’s degree in technology from East Tennessee State College. He started his occupation functioning in sector and as a consultant in graphics-related areas. He went on to teach drafting and pc-aided layout technological know-how at Chesapeake Higher education in Wye Mill, Maryland, and at some point became chair of the college’s Division of Science and Technological know-how before pursuing his Medical doctor of Education in technologies schooling at our University of Education and learning. Just after completing his doctorate in 1997, he joined the NC State college as an assistant professor of arithmetic, science and technological innovation education. He turned a comprehensive professor in 2011. At that time, he also started his purpose as the assistant division head of STEM Training and afterwards as affiliate office head. He has been the head of the Division of STEM Education and learning given that 2018.
Clark’s investigation spots of focus incorporate graphics education and learning, engineering instruction, visual science and experienced progress. All over his vocation, he has served in numerous management roles in disciplines linked to engineering education and job and complex schooling at the national stage and has acquired a lot of honors, like the 2022 Technologies and Engineering Instructor Educator of the Year Award from the Global Technological know-how and Engineering Schooling Association (ITEEA) and the Council on Technologies and Engineering Teacher Instruction (CTETE).