|2115 Soroya Ct. SW||(360) 753-9191|
|Olympia, WA 98502||email address NA|
Summary of Qualifications:
Besides having used C/C++ since 1997, my computing expertise includes over two decades of Fortran programming for data analysis, mathematical modeling and some instrumentation control. I have experience with the assembly language for the DEC PDP-11 and for the Motorola 68HC11 microcontroller. I also have limited programming experience with Java, HTML, X-Windows, Labview, Visual C++, and SQL. I have used the following operating systems: DEC RSX-11 and VMS, Unix, DOS, MS-Windows and linux. I work with the word processing programs, TEX and MS Word. I personally operate several desktop computers with which I have some networking experience (DNS, NFS, Sendmail, Samba), and on which I run various combinations of Windows 98, XP and linux.
I have taught a broad range of lower and upper division physics courses, as well as most lower division math courses, astronomy too. Naturally, many physics courses also involve laboratory instruction, in which I have had continuous teaching assignments, developed curriculum, and upgraded equipment. This college teaching experience encompasses nine years, in which I have prepared materials for 22 different courses in the sciences or mathematics. A list of the different types of courses follows:
|Introductory Astronomy||General Relativity||Introductory Survey of Physics||Mathematical Methods of Physics||Introductory Physics I without calculus||Introductory Physics II without calculus||Introductory Physics I with calculus||Liberal Arts Math Survey||Introductory Physics II with calculus||Trigonometry||Introductory Physics III with calculus||Precalculus||Thermal Physics||Calculus I||Statistical Physics||Calculus II||Electromagnetic Theory||Multivariate Calculus||Solid State Physics||Linear Mathematics||Specialized study in theoretical mechanics||Differential Equations|
Naturally, my experience with experimental physics has involved the acquaintance with basic electronics, both analog and digital. This experience includes the design of simple circuits for instrumentation control, design and construction of PC boards, the assembly of the electronic hardware. In addition, my solid state physics background provides familiarization with basic device physics.
Experimental Hardware Experience:
My experimental work in physics has provided familiarity with vacuum and ultra-high vacuum systems, laser operation, optical component positioning and alignment, as well as with several x-ray detection techniques. Also, I have had nine occasions to use synchrotron facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Labs, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source at Cornell University and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator totaling approximately 16 full weeks of beam time.
I have had instruction in machining skills through two university machine shops where I have experience using equipment such as a lathe and the vertical mill, with which I have machined metals such as steel, aluminum and brass for simple elements in experimental set-ups. Also, I have designed and laid out drawings for professional machinists for more involved machining work. Thus, I have some familiarity with the practical end in creating a machined product.
Being born in the United States of immigrant parents, both English and Latvian are my native languages, which I read, write and speak fluently. Furthermore, in addition to my public school secondary education, I am also a graduate from a weekly meeting foreign language high school, the Long Island Latvian Lutheran Secondary School. I have also studied French in high school for three years, as well as one year of university study.
|Laura Brener||Gale Burnett||James Stewart|
|VP of Instruction||Profile Technologies||Physics/Astronomy|
|Lower Columbia College||2257 Northgate Spur||Western Washington U.|
|Longview, WA 98632||Ferndale, WA 98248||Bellingham, WA 98225|
|(360) 442-2500||(360) 366-7473||(360) 650-3840|
|John Martens||S. E. Schnatterly||E. A. Stern|
|VP of Instruction||Dept. of Physics||Dept. of Physics|
|Centralia College||University of Virginia||University of Washington|
|Centralia, WA 98531||Charlottesville, VA 22901||Seattle, WA 98195|
|(360) 736-9391 Ext 411||(434) 924-6798||(206) 543-2023|
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