NC State College of Education Professor Aaron C. Clark and Teaching Assistant Professor Brian Matthews have received the Orthogonal Medal for Distinguished Service in Graphic Science by the university’s graphic communications faculty.
Created in 1985, the Orthogonal Medal honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of graphic science. The NC State graphic communications program chose the orthogonal image as a symbol of the dedication to the recognition and continuing advancement of knowledge in the graphical language of technology.
The name of the medal is derived from the right-angular relationship of three mutually perpendicular planes that intersect to create four quadrants used in developing the theory of orthographic projection for recording the shape and size of three-dimensional objects. The medal features depictions of Euclid, Leonardo da Vinci, Gaspard Monge and Thomas Jefferson.
Clark is a professor of technology, design and engineering education. Most recently, he received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Engineering Design Graphics Division (EDGD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Matthews is a teaching assistant professor of technology, design and engineering education. He also serves as the facilities manager for the College of Education’s Poe Hall.