I've been teaching
Chemistry, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology at North Seattle
Community College since 2007.I also head Seattle's Hub for
Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education (SHINE), which is a project
funded by the National Science Foundation and includes lots of great
opportunities for students interested in nanotechnology. I'm
interested in nanotechnology and materials because these fields are
interdisplinary, with applications ranging from medicine to
alternative energy, from cosmetics to aeronautics, from electronics
to water filtration.
am principally a math instructor but I have also had experience in
chemistry, physics and computer programming. I went to University in
Scotland and got my master's degree in Theoretical Physics and
Mathematics. I have always loved helping students and have
experience working in an advisory/mentor role from teaching posts in
a private boy’s school in London and a high school in Fairbanks,
Alaska. I'm excited to be involved in the RST academy.
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I have been teaching
physics for over 30 years including many years as a high school
teacher. My background includes a degree in Electrical
Engineering with undergraduate research on an early prototype of the
laser scalpel. My graduate research in engineering involved
the development of a nondestructive testing technique for ceramic
materials using a high power pulsed laser. The project was an
early coordination between ceramic and electrical engineering.
I later earned a graduate degree in physics with research in physics
education. I have taught physics at NSCC since 1993 and have
teaching background in a variety of subjects from math to computer
science, engineering, and networking. My passion is in
creating learning environments that foster learning.
Personally, I love to learn and am always looking for connections
between ideas. This led me one summer to do archaeology in the
middle east and to periodically return to school as a student
My role as a teacher is to help students to understand the
dynamic character of the geologic world around us. In doing so,
I offer a particular emphasis on the geologic setting here in
the Pacific Northwest. We live in one of the most diverse,
illustrative and spectacular geologic provinces on the face of
the Earth, a truly awesome setting for learning this fascinating
subject. It is always a pleasure to share the story of this
remarkable landscape with students.
After being beaten up one too many times in the barrio of the east
San Fernando Valley, I opted for academia as a way out, which led to
successive jobs as a short-order cook at a Pasadena coffeehouse, a
DJ at KZSU in Palo Alto and a worker in the deconstruction of
Village Lanes at University Village. In my fifteenth year at North,
I am approaching senescence with grace and earth sciences teaching,
not in that order.
I have been teaching Math
since 2007, and have been here at North for the past two years. I
received my Master's in Math from the UW where my focus was in
partial differential equations, but more recently my interests have
been in differential geometry and mathematics education. I look
forward to working with some of you as part of the RST Academy.
I've been teaching computer science and pre-college mathematics at
North since 1993. Before teaching, I was a systems engineer in the
telecommunications industry (as well as a sailing instructor and
boat captain.) It is a pleasure for me to work with students at
different levels of their educational path. I particularly enjoy
sharing in their excitement when they achieve those "a-ha" moments.
I have been teaching at NSCC for 3 years. Before
becoming an instructor, I spent many years working seasonally for
the US Forest service as a botanist and forestry research
technician. I studied plant / insect interactions in graduate
school. I love field based learning and encourage students to
explore questions and participate in activities that can help them
clarify their own particular areas of interest in the endlessly
fascinating world of science.
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have been teaching in the biological sciences for over 35 years. My
special interest is in the realm of public health, and especially
the influences of nutrition on health and wellness throughout the
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| I've been teaching a variety of biology at North
since 2002. Prior to teaching, I spent nearly seven years as a
research scientist in both academic and start-up biotechnology.
I still very much enjoy molecular biology and genetics, but also
have a strong interest in conducting field-based research with
students, especially around
critical environmental issues. I'm excited to work with
students at all levels who are interested in exploring their options
in STEM fields!
More about Kalyn coming soon!
I received my BS in Biology and MS in
marine-estuarine sciences at WWU. My emphasis focused on the
intertidal ecosystem and the marine invertebrates and their
adaptations. I am a strong advocate for conservation and
preservation of sensitive habitats, especially in and around Puget
Sound. I have been teacher at the college level since 1996. I have
taught Biology for majors and non-majors, Zoology, Environmental
Science, Oceanography and Marine Biology. My research aspiration is
focused on life in the intertidal zone and the adaptations of the
species that live there. I am always looking for students who are
interested in being a part of these marine studies.
I have taught engineering and computer science at
NSCC for over 20 years. I enjoy the challenge of solving complicated
problems using hardware, software, and applied mathematics.
Engineering is the application of several important fields of study:
mathematics, physics and economics. Engineers solve problems
that may be unique like designing an underground transit tunnel or
the Space Needle; or they may be mass-produced, like the Chevy Volt
or an iPhone. I most enjoy finding a simple and elegant solution to
a complicated problem. In addition, many engineering problems are
interdisciplinary in nature, requiring the engineer to learn about
areas as diverse as geology, chemistry, and biology. Computer
Science is a recent outgrowth of engineering that focuses on
efficient development of computer software. It is another
environment where the computer scientist can discover simple and
elegant solutions to large problems. Over the years I have learned
or taught FORTRAN, APL, BASIC, C, C++, VisualBASIC, PERL,
|More about Suzanne coming
I've been teaching since 1988, the last 12 years
as a fulltime physics, engineering and computer science instructor
at South Seattle Community College. Now that I have transferred to
North, I am excited to get to know the students, faculty and staff
and am looking forward to many new opportunities and challenges.