I have been an adjunct physics professor at two universities. The conundrum: Students who are interested in physics tend to push the pace in the book and sit in the front row. Their enthusiasm tends to reward them with understanding, making lectures more predictable. However, the student who does not share such an interest and just needs his science credit tends to sit in the back and doze off. The lecture hall approach fails both types of student! Those who are interested don't need to hear me and those who are not miss their chance. Thanks Sophia for turning the table.
I was an instructional assistant in physics laboratories at two universities and gained research experience with a team from UCLA at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying electromagnetic behavior of the ionosphere. Northern lights make a fine laboratory! I have worked as an assistant science editor and physics specialist for educational publishers.
It is said that If you have a math problem, take it to the physics department because they know how to interpret and solve it. For two years I was the top contributor of online K-12 math lessons at Guaranteach, since then acquired by Sophia. I have tutored mathematics (e.g. business math, SAT preparation, a complete algebra course, etc.) to a wide range of students.
Another passion is music composition. I perform and teach guitar and have written a book applying music theory to the instrument. Another book is in the making, though unrelated to music. Finally, I won't claim to be an educator of organic chemistry, but it has rekindled my passion for cooking!
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.
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