Dr. Clark E. Beck, Sr., P.E.
Clark Beck was born and raised on a small farm near Marion, Indiana.
elementary education was in one room, one-teacher schools.
He graduated from Marion High School and matriculated to Virginia Union University (BS-Math) on an athletic scholarship.
He finished the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and received an Honorary Doctor of Science in 2003.
He did co-op sessions at AFRL and served for 30 years in various Research and Development positions.
During those years, he was an adjunct instructor teaching mathematics and technical courses at Sinclair Community College and Central State University where he upgraded Industrial Arts Program courses resulting in the ABET accredited Manufacturing Engineering Program on that campus.
In 1985, he joined Central State as an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering ... In 1987, he went to Wright State University as Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and computer Science.
designed and implemented the Wright STEPP (Science, Technology, and Engineering Precollege Program) serving women and minorities in the Dayton Public Schools
Wright STEPP is a summer program conducted on the Wright State campus to prepare 7th thru 10th grade students for math/Science based college programs and careers.
is an involved volunteer on the local and National levels.
He serves on the United Way of Dayton, University of Cincinnati Foundation, Dayton Fair Housing Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Health Foundation, Dayton Area Red Cross, Dayton Mediation Center, Dayton City Environmental Advisory Board, the Order of the Engineer and Antioch University-Midwest Board of Trustees.
Clark is past president of several organizations including the Engineers Club of Dayton, the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, Dayton Engineering and Science Foundation, Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, Miami Valley Kidney Foundation, Montgomery County Planning Commission, the Engineers Foundation of Ohio, and Vice-President of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
He is a Life Member and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Society for Technical Communication a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Cincinnati, member of Tau Beta Pi and the American Society for Engineering Education.