David Frame

David Frame

Assistant Professor


Vincennes University

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I found success in a community college, after floundering in high school.
I promised to help others if I became successful in technology.
I became a highly successful engineer, working in nuclear research and Intel Corporation.
I changed careers to help others follow a similar path. I became a Professor at Vincennes U.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Muncie Northside High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
graduate
Graduate
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Arizona State University
undergrad
Bachelor
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Vincennes University
Career

Career

Assistant Professor

I prepare the next generation of technologists for their high-tech careers.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Education
Education
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I have always been an early riser. This gives me time to do a little research on the subjects of the day from my home office. If the weather is clear, the ride to work is on county roads lined with trees and farms. Arriving at work, it is breakfast with coffee and oatmeal. The rest of the day is spent telling stories of life in technology, and the underlying knowledge that is required to thrive in that environment. I love telling stories, and technology has driven my successful career.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Everything that school taught me prepared me for my next challenging technical problem at work. Today, my focus is passing on this knowledge. Cementing the relevancy of this technical knowledge to today's workplace is the key to my success as a professor. The core concepts and capabilities my students need can rarely be held in the mind until needed. It must be tied to a need that they can imagine happening in the future. I love solving technical problems. Passing this on is paramount.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Consider that a career in a technical field might be more important than any degree for educators. The degree may be needed to get into the game, but your experience is what will make the concepts come alive. Tying the conceptual knowledge to real work is key to keeping the education relevant. The combination of real work in the field and education will help lead the next generation of technologists to success.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
graduate
Graduate
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
undergrad
Bachelor
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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N/A

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

College opened doors for me. My family was not in a position to help me in any way financially. Government grants and loans allowed me to make the best investment in my life. There is no better investment that you can make.

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

Enduring endless stories about "Educated Idiots" from my family helped to keep me grounded in why my education was important to everyday life. Don't let anyone tell you that knowledge you gain is worthless.