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Don Millard



  • Higher Ed: Engineering 


Don Lewis Millard is a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is involved with the Advanced Technology Education (ATE) Program, the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) Program and the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Millard was the Director of Engineering Education and the Academy of Electronic Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his many years at Rensselaer, he served as a faculty member of the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Department and directed a number of research centers; including the Center for Integrated Electronics. He is the founder of the Mobile Studio project, which enables students to perform experiments that use an oscilloscope, function generator, digital control, and some form of power supply " at anytime, anyplace. He holds a patent for the development of a laser-induced, plasma-based "Non- Contact Electrical Pathway" and has received such awards as the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware and the Best Paper Award of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Millard has been voted Professor of the Year on three occasions, selected as RHA Professor of the Month and was chosen as the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Professor in 2009. 


Engineering education, hands-on, interactive studio pedagogy and materials development/utilization. Electronics design, manufacturing and testing. 


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09/22/10Partnerships for STEM Education