Founder and CEO
Co-Director of FRC & VEX Teams
Co-Director of FRC and VEX Teams
What drove the formation of Clarke and Concordia Engineering and Technology Inc?
A shortage of students entering the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Our non-profit organization was formed in May of 2016 to address the shortage of students entering STEM fields. Companies and organizations on a local, national and global level have increasing employment positions available that are not being filled due to the lack of employees trained in STEM. The reason behind this shortfall is that individuals in the United States are not pursing college degrees or technical certifications in these fields. This shortage affects our country’s major industries such as: Robotics, Transportation, Energy, Nuclear, Computers, Medical Science & Research, Doctors, Nurses, Environmental Science etc.
These industries are in great demand for workers at all levels:
College Professionals, Technicians, Mechanics, Welders, Electricians and many other support roles.
If this issue is not addressed, companies/organizations will not have the workforce to be able to operate and may be forced to stop production or relocate. Our goal is to encourage students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to meet the demands of the future.
Clarke and Concordia Engineering and Technology Initiatives Inc. C&C, is non-profit 501C3 service organization formed to build a necessary workforce pipeline to address the employees skilled and ready to work in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
What’s In a Name?
Our organization was named after two engineers from the 1900s who contributed greatly to engineering and technology. With our mission being to inspire young minds in our country to become innovators, to go back to what our country was founded on, we thought it was only natural to put some engineering frontrunners from the past in our name.
Charles Concordia was a noted American electrical engineer specializing in electrical power engineering and the early history of computer hardware His early engineering work concerned television and detecting cracks in railway rails by magnetic field measurements.
Edith Clarke was the first female electrical engineer and the first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She specialized in electrical power system analysis and wrote Circuit Analysis of A-C Power Systems.