Purdue AAE Alumnus Awarded a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship

Event Date: July 2, 2014
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics alumnus Dr. Mark Brockman, M.S.'86; Ph.D.'97, has been awarded a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics alumnus Dr. Mark Brockman, M.S.’86; Ph.D.’97, has been awarded a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship.

Dr. Brockman is one of 79 Fellows named by the National Fellowship Foundation. The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits top-quality teacher candidates to teach math and science in high-need Ohio schools. The Fellows include both accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates, all with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (the STEMM fields).

Each Fellow receives a $30,000 stipend while completing a rigorous master’s program at one of seven participating Ohio universities—John Carroll University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton and the University of Toledo—that includes a full year of practical experience in local classrooms, then commit to teach for three years in Ohio’s high-need schools with ongoing mentoring and support.

This year's group is the fourth class of Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows to be named in Ohio and brings to 288 the total number of Fellows named in the state since the program’s 2010 launch. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J., created the Fellowship and administers the program in five states—Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Georgia.