Professor to Aid U.S. State Department on STEM Issues

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore will utilize experiences as a STEM educator and an extensive list of international educational experiences as a government fellow for the U.S. Office of Science and Technology in Washington, D.C.

Veteran electrical and computer engineering professor Daniel J. Moore will spend the 2018-19 school year working in the U.S. Office of Science and Technology in Washington, D.C. He will advise State Department officials about global science, technology, engineering and mathematics issues as a government fellow for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

In this role, Moore will prepare memorandums and research statements to help staff members understand current events on global STEM issues and how they might impact the United States and its international interests. He also will study how American colleges could adapt to changes in global STEM education, and provide other diplomatic offices with engineering and technical support.

Moore will take lessons learned throughout the fellowship to educate Rose-Hulman students about critical issues facing society and why it is important for students to get involved in public policy matters.

“I will be able to provide concrete, first-hand examples of how the technical skills of engineers and scientists are so important in public policy development and discussions, and why it is essential for our students to get involved in their communities,” he says.

A member of the Rose-Hulman faculty for 22 years, Moore spent 12 years as associate dean of faculty and director of graduate studies. He has an extensive list of international educational experiences, including being an invited speaker at a recent education conference in Beijing, China, and spending the 2011-12 school year as a guest lecturer at Germany’s University of Ulm, where Moore helped establish a joint master’s degree program in systems engineering and management with Rose-Hulman.

Other international opportunities have had Moore helping to establish international educational partnerships in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Brazil, Sweden and Germany; being member of three academic accreditation teams visiting colleges in Cairo, Egypt, and Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon; supervising project teams with students at universities in Finland, Sweden, Brazil, South Korea and Germany, and serving on the board for the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren scholarship and fellowship programs.

The Office of Science and Technology is striving to advance technological development and promoting emerging technologies, empower Americans to innovate, and defend American technologies abroad. Key areas of emphasis include connecting Americans through affordable broadband internet service; advancing artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and STEM education, and developing energy independence, scientific discovery and space exploration.