2011 Election Candidate
David WeaverChandler-Gilbert Community College (one of the Maricopa Colleges)
Chandler, AZ 85225
B.S (Physics-English) East Texas State University, Commerce, TX (1979);
MS (Physics) East Texas State University, Commerce, TX (1983)
30 years of community college teaching:
Current Teaching/Learning Interests:
Two-year colleges serve a very important role in the continuum of physics education. A large number of bachelor degree seeking students take their physics at the community college. Like most high school faculty, TYC faculty are focused on teaching. So, we are able to gain a great deal from the AAPT as well as contribute a great deal to the organization. My first experience with AAPT happened in the early 90’s and it resulted in me changing my entire approach to the teaching and learning of physics. Furthermore, I have been able to spread great teaching ideas far beyond physics by working with colleagues in different disciplines as well as K-12 in-service teachers. The educational riches I’ve accrued during my two decade interaction with AAPT at the local, regional, and national level makes me eager to continue to give back to the organization. I believe I can make a significant contribution to the Board and make sure that the voice of the TYC community is represented.