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Nolan Fahrer

Teaching Asst Professor

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Poe Hall 510



Nolan E. Fahrer is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Technology, Design, and Engineering Education within the College of Education at North Carolina State University. He was born in Bowling Green, OH and received an athletic scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University where he completed his B.S. in Technology. Upon moving to North Carolina Nolan completed his M.S. in Technology Education and is currently working on his Doctorate at North Carolina State University. Nolan is National Board Certified Teacher and has taught for over 10 years in secondary education in Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina in the areas of Technology Education, Basic and Advanced Woodworking, and Technical Graphics. His teaching specialties include technical graphics and constraint-based parametric 3D modeling. His research areas include technology, design, and engineering education, assessment in education, and STEM-based pedagogy.

Research Description

Expert teacher consultant for Transforming Teaching through Implementing Inquiry (T2I2) is an NSF funded (Award #1156629) 4-year full research and development project that explores the use of cyberinfrastructure to significantly enhance the delivery and quality of professional development (PD) for grades 8-12 engineering, technology, and design educators


Master of Science in Technology Education from North Carolina State University in 2009
Bachelor of Science in Technology from Bowling Green State University in 2003


Selected Scholarly Publications

  • Fahrer, N E. (2009). An investigation of performance and cognitive assessments in the 3D-modeling unit (competency B) of the North Carolina state high school drafting II-engineering curriculum in the Wake County Public School System. Raleigh, NC: NCSU Libraries.
  • Fahrer, Nolan E., Jeremy V. Ernst, Theodore J. Branoff, and Aaron C. Clark. "Performance and Cognitive Assessment in 3-D Modeling." Journal of STEm Teacher Education 48.1 (2011): 68-95. Print.
  • Buelin-Biesecker, J.K. and Fahrer, N. (in press). In A. Clark (Ed.) Data driven modeling: Using GRIDc data to understand renewable energy sources. Interactive curriculum unit. Delmar/Cengage Learning.

Courses Taught

  • GC120 Foundations of Graphics
  • GC350 Applied CAD/D and Geometric Controls
  • GC450 Advanced Graphics Usage with CAD
  • TDE202 Introduction to Teaching Technology, Engineering, and Design Education
  • TDE456 Curriculum and Methods in Technology Education
  • TDE495 Senior Seminar in Technology Education
  • TDE452 Lab Planning in Technology Education
  • TDE457 Student Teaching in Technology Education