|Office:||C135 ESC (office) N184 ESC (demonstration area)|
Meetings and Assignments
Physics 107 TA training meetings Tuesday 12-2, 2-4 PM
Departmental Technical Support Meeting Wednesday 9-10 AM
Departmental Laboratory Committee meeting Friday 10 AM
PhD course work at Virginia Tech in STEM curriculum and Instruction. (Dissertation not completed).
Master in Physics Teaching, University of Utah, 2000
BA in Physics Teaching, Brigham Young University, 1985
Sixteen years working in public education teaching physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
Four years as an Educational support specialist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA
Three years as a test engineer measuring high frequency (1-300 GHz) microwave devices.
Personal interests are in nuclear science and technology with a particular interest in fourth generation nuclear reactor. My favorite fourth generation reactor designs are based on the 1960s Molten Salt Reactor Experiment performed at Oakridge National Laboratory (1965-1967). Current development of Molten Salt based nuclear reactor is being done here at BYU as well as other universities and several privately funded companies.
I also research primary sources to support better understand nuclear science and dispel common misconceptions about nuclear.
I am currently working on developing lab activities to help students better understand nuclear physics.
Specialty: Physics Educational Support