Darin Gray, Ed.D.
Dr. Darin Gray is the Co-Director of the USC Viterbi School K-12 STEM Center. Darin is an alumnus of USC. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from USC Viterbi School of Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, a Master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis in mathematics from USC Rossier School of Education, and Doctorate in Education Technology from Boise State University. He is currently a Master’s student in Cyber Security at Cal State San Marcos. He also holds CA teaching credentials in math and science.
As the Co- Director of the K-12 STEM Center, Darin oversees Center operations and partnerships with local schools and school districts. He forges new partnerships with STEM organizations within and outside of the University, write proposals for STEM grants and develops, implements and oversees data driven program evaluations.
After graduating from USC, Darin worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company’s Advanced Circuit Technology Lab where he designed analog to digital converters for the Radar Systems Group. After leaving Hughes, Darin worked for 25 years for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Division of Adult and Career Education as a mathematics instructor and as a coordinator for an alternative high school. He has been at USC Viterbi for over 23 years and prior to being the Co-Director, he was the STEM Coordinator responsible for program support, curricula development and teacher professional development. He teaches an introduction to engineering course, Discover Engineering, for the USC Summer Programs office. Darin is also a sergeant in the California State Guard where he serves as a Cyber Security trainer for the CA National Guard.
Darin has been awarded the USC Alumni Volunteer Award, the Congressional Certificate for Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community, the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership, the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition for excellence in teaching, the California Council for Adult Education Award for Excellence in teaching, the California Commendation Medal, the California State Military Reserve Enlisted Excellence Medal and the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership. He has presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, the California STEM Symposium, the State of STEM Conference, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and the Magnet Schools of America Conference.