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Dr. Doug Hicks Appointed to Governor's STEM Education Council

GEORGETOWN - Delaware Technical Community College is pleased to announce that Governor Jack Markell has appointed Dr. Doug Hicks, Engineering Technology Department Chair from the College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, to the Delaware STEM Education Council

representing Delaware Tech.  The Council was created by Governor Markell in January 2010 to lead efforts in fostering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education in our schools.

“I recommended Doug for the Council because of his life-long passion for STEM education and student success,” said Delaware Tech President Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr. “I know he will significantly contribute to this important effort and that he will represent the College extremely well.”

The council reports recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Education and proposes legislation, regulation, and other policies to the Governor and the Education Committees of the General Assembly in the area of STEM education.

Dr. Hicks received his bachelor’s degree in physical oceanography from Cook College/Rutgers University in 1977 and his master’s and doctoral degrees in applied ocean science from the University of Delaware in 1980 and 1985, respectively.  In addition to teaching and managing the Engineering Technologies Department at the Owens Campus, he continues to do design work for CHPT Manufacturing, Inc., a business he started in 1997.  He remains the lead designer for CHPT and has been awarded eight patents covering a broad range of technology.  Dr. Hicks also serves on the board of directors for the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership and on advisory boards for the University of Delaware Engineering Technology Program and the Delmar High School Technology Program.