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Email: dmillard@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4620
Fax: (703) 292-9015
Room: 865 N
Organization: (DUE)
Title: Lead Program Director
Title: Program Director
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Millard
Resume: Resume

Program Responsibilities:
EHR Core Research (ECR)
Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node)
Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)

Biography:
Dr. Millard is a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education within the Directorate for Education & Human Resources at the National Science Foundation. He is involved in the Advanced Technology Education (ATE) program, the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program, and leads the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (TUES) 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.

Dr. Millard's research interests include engineering education, electronics design, electronics manufacturing, electronic media development, information technology, electrical testing methodologies, semiconductor fabrication, and non-destructive inspection and evaluation. He is the founder of the Mobile Studio project, which enables students to learn and 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 Best Paper Award of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. 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.