I have been teaching calculus-based introductory physics classes, Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism, since 2006. I like what I teach and try to share my excitement with the students. Despite the growing size of the classes, "I never teach a class, I teach a student". My favorite quote from students' evaluations is "I can't help but see physics everywhere I go now. It's pretty neat".
I am also an organizer of the annual Physics and Engineering Festival attended by thousands of people from all over Texas and other states. The Festival is an Affiliate Festival to the USA Science & Engineering Festival and a member of the Science Festivals Alliance.
Since 2007 I have been running the Physics Show. Over 20,000 people have attended my Shows on campus, at local schools, summer camps, and College of Science and University-wide outreach and recruitment events.
In 2012 together with Ed Fry, I started an innovative program DEEP (Discover, Explore, and Enjoy Physics & Engineering) funded from a Tier One Program grant from Texas A&M University. An outstanding team of DEEP mentors (grad students) works with undergraduate students on research, concept, design, and fabrication of science demonstration experiments. The program enhances undergraduate and graduate students learning and research experiences by incorporating active learning, service-oriented learning, and teamwork activities.
I am a co-organizer (together with Bhaskar Dutta (director) and Alexey Belyanin) of the Mitchell Institute Physics Enhancement Program (MIPEP) for high-school physics teachers.
Other activities include being an organizer/presenter at the Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching seminar series, the Physics camp for the Youth Adventure Program, and physics coordinator for the Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery.
Principal Investigator, “Online Video Resource for Recitations in the Introductory Electricity & Magnetism class”, TAMU, 2018-current, $10,000
Principal Investigator, Student Success Faculty Fellow: "Early Intervention and Engagement in Freshman Physics Classes", TAMU, 2017-2018, $10,000
Principal Investigator (with William Bassichis): "Calculus Based Physics Courses Enhanced with Technology", TAMU, 2016 - 2017, $75,000
Principal Investigator: American Physical Society Outreach grant, 2015-2016: $10,000
Principal Investigator: Simons Foundation/Science Festival Alliance Just Add Science grant, 2015-2016, $10,000
Principal Investigator: Tier One Program grant 2012-2015: $300,000. Title: "DEEP: Discover, Explore, and Enjoy Physics & Engineering via High Impact Educational Experiences in Aggieland and Beyond"
Service-Learning Faculty Fellow for 2013: $2,500.
Flipping your course for 2013-2014: $2,000
Gerald R. North and Tatiana L. Erukhimova, "Atmospheric Thermodynamics. Elementary Physics and Chemistry". Cambridge University Press, 2009