Yetkin Yildirim is RUSMP's Director of STEM Projects. Dr. Yildirim received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin and is registered by the State of Texas as a professional engineer. Dr. Yildirim served as the president of Harmony Public Schools between 1999 and 2002.
Dr. Yildirim’s areas of expertise include STEM education, construction materials and transportation engineering. Dr. Yildirim has served as the Director of the Engineering Education Research Center (EERC), where he has conducted research regarding new developments in model-based learning activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. He also served as the director of the Texas Pavement Preservation Center and served as a faculty member in the civil engineering departments at UT Austin and Katip Celebi University.