Martin will be positioned at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the greater Washington D.C. area beginning September 1 where she will help manage NSF's role as a policy leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and STEM workforce development. She will work on initiatives ranging from PK-20 education and increasing diversity in the STEM workforce to closing skill gaps in critical STEM occupations within the federal government.
"The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship is an honor for Dr. Martin and Clemson University," said Larry Dooley, interim dean of Clemson's College of Engineering and Science. "Martin's contributions to the success of STEM education and women in engineering is valued by Clemson and serves as another testament to the University's role as a leading research institution."
Martin is an assistant professor in Clemson's College of Engineering and Science, where her research focuses on increasing the participation of women, minorities, and first-generation college students in undergraduate engineering programs. In 2009, Martin was awarded NSF's Early Faculty Career (CAREER) Award for her research examining social capital and underrepresented engineering students' academic and career decisions.
"I place a high priority on STEM education," said Martin. "Working directly with NSF and policymakers in our nation's capital will help bring Clemson to the forefront of STEM education on a national level."
Martin received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). WEPAN is the nation's leading organization and catalyst for transforming culture in engineering education to promote the success of all women.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes WEPAN members whose individual service has made a significant impact for the organization. Martin, who served four years on the WEPAN board of directors, including positions as director of communications and national president elect, president, and past president was honored June 25 at the WEPAN National Conference in Columbus, OH.
Martin joined the Clemson faculty in 2008 after serving as the director of undergraduate engineering student recruitment and retention at the University of Houston. Martin holds degrees in materials science and engineering from North Carolina State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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