My name is Maria, I am from Saudi Arabia. I go to Manarat Al-Sharqia International School. I love sciences in general, but my favorite would probably be biology. I love arts as well, not too good but hopefully on the way. I love to go out and have fun, it doesn't matter where I am as long as its with my friends or family so I'll have fun. I would probably be called as a "familiy's kinda girl" since I love spending time with them.
...I think thats about as good as I can describe myself ;).
I am just an average Midwestern guy spreading some knowledge about the human body. I received my B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Superior and my M.A. from the College of St Scholastica. Right now. The classes I teach are: anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, medical law & ethics, kinesiology. I started making these videos as supplements to the classroom a few months ago and have many more to make. In my spare time I play table tennis for the St Adalberts Table Tennis Club (SATTC) and also for the Duluth Table Tennis Club (DTTC). I also like to run, bike, swim, cook and read Stephen King novels when I get a chance.
Peter Anderson has a master's degree in education. He has taught health, physical science, forensic science, biology, physics, and chemistry. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Peter attended the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. During this time he held many jobs including: bench-top chemist, procedure validator, quality analysis technician, student researcher, kitchen worker, gas station clerk, laboratory technician, summer camp counselor, science camp teacher, stockroom assistant, kickball umpire, and professional tutor. He tutored throughout this time and then finally decided to be a science teacher. His life has been rich with experiences and the best is yet to come. Seeing science everywhere you go isn't a disability. This last year he picked up online learning and is ready to create the future, one lesson at a time.
Hi everyone. My name is Zach Newman. I'm a graduate student studying atomic physics (home dept. Optical Sciences) at the University of Arizona in sunny Tucson, Arizona. My lab studies small clouds of Rubidium atoms which have been cooled to temperatures on the order of ~10 nanoKelvin (which is very, very cold)! At this temperature, the Rubidium atoms no longer behave as an ideal gas, like the air in the room you're sitting in; instead, they undergo a phase transition and behave as a single superfluid body, which can be understood using the laws of quantum mechanics. Some of you may know that I am talking about a Bose-Einstein condensate. More specifically we study the rotational properties of these relatively large (at least when compared to the size of atoms and molecules) quantum mechanical systems. In order to study these atoms, our lab uses tools and techniques which are well know and common in atomic physics experiments, but probably not so well know outside of this discipline. Many of these techniques involve lasers and electronics. So...why am I mentioning all this? Well, It's because I'm very interested in teaching and getting people involved in science. Since I'm most familiar with optics, laser physics and atomic physics I'm hoping I'll be able to share some ideas about those subjects with you. In addition, I hope to share Sophia with some of my friends at school who may be able to share some of their knowledge as well! I'm very excited about contributing Sophia; I think it has great potential and could become a very powerful learning tool. And I'm excited about learning many new things from you as well. -zach
I am a physics teacher and technology geek. I integrate technology into my classes whenever possible. I use social media for student interaction and am passionate about increasing the critical thinking skills of my students. I am have been married to an awesome educator for the last 20 years and we have two wonderful children. They both attend my school and are planning to attend the university where my wife teaches.
I'm the Founder and co-creator of Sophia and I love to create new things. I have a deep passion for education and technology, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how they could come together more effectively. I earned my bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota. I'm also the proud father of three daughters who give me a lot of great feedback on how to improve Sophia. I hope you'll send me your thoughts and ideas about Sophia. You can also feel free to share your thoughts on education, technology, American history (my personal passions are presidential and immigration history), music, songwriting, or baseball. I’d love to hear from you. - Don
I helped build Sophia and the team of talented people working together to create new ways to approach education. Sophia is a place where everyone can participate in teaching and learning, and where the traditional boundaries of schools and classrooms will fade into history. I joined Sophia in 2009 to help answer a question: “If we could create an online learning experience today, in the world of Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia … what would it be like?” What a great way to start a company! I am proud of what the Sophia team has created. Join Sophia. Help someone learn. It makes for a better world.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.