Science educator elected to Cosmos Club
Julia V. Clark (MEd ’68) was elected to the prestigious Cosmos Club for her accomplishments in science education. Clark is program director of the National Science Foundation’s division of research on learning and has worked throughout her career to support high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, especially for communities underserved and underrepresented in science. Since joining the NSF in 1990, Clark has worked with STEM education communities and mentored numerous young, minority researchers. She spent four years as a Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Congress, serving as principal advisory for science and technology issues, and is author of Redirecting Science Education: Reform for a Culturally Diverse Classroom. The Cosmos Club, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1878 by geologist John Wesley Powell. Members have included 32 Nobel Prize winners, 56 Pulitzer Prize winners, three U.S. presidents and a dozen Supreme Court justices.