In 2011 Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL),
recognized that our nation was facing the critical challenge of creating a workforce educated and trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics better known as STEM.
In response, APL launched a STEM Program Management Office to help inspire, engage and educate the next generation of STEM professionals.
Needing someone with technical and program management skills, APL selected Dwight Carr to lead the new APL STEM office and to manage all APL STEM outreach initiatives.
Dwight has been with APL since 2003 in technical roles serving as a project manager, lead engineer and electrical engineer. Before joining APL, Dwight was instrumental in establishing a manufacturing laboratory for the Gene Logic Genomics Corporation and served as a research fellow for the National Institutes of Health.
Dwight holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University in electrical and computer engineering and completed his undergraduate degree in biology from Howard University where he was a member of the National Golden Key Honor Society and the Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society.
When Dwight is not out promoting APL STEM programs in the community, he is spending time with his wife and two children.