• Jim Clark
     

    Mr. Clark’s desire is to have all students’ learn how to DO science by relying on experience, evidence and logic. His other major goal is to inspire more students to pursue careers in science, medicine, and engineering.  To that end he was the first teacher in the state to offer an Introduction to Engineering class for University credit in the high school.  A partnership was formed with the University of Arizona in 2009 to offer the class to increase the number of engineering students in college.  The program has grown to over 30 high schools around the state of Arizona and California offering Engineering 102 through UofA.

     
    Education:
    B.S. Electrical Engineering 1990, The Ohio State University 
    M.S. Electrical Engineering 1992, The Ohio State University 
    M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction 1999, Arizona State University

    Mr. Clark has also participated in the Modeling Physics training at the University of Arizona in 1999. This program has been developed at ASU continuously since 1989. It has been designated an "Exemplary" program for teacher training by the US Department of Education.

    In addition, he attends engineering education workshops over the summer to improve the ENGR102 class and train new teachers offering the class in their schools.
     
    Certifications:
    Arizona Secondary
    Physics Arizona Secondary
    Mathematics Arizona
    Middle School Endorsement

    Classes taught at Hamilton H.S.:

    o        --Core Physics

    o        --Honors Physics

    o        --AP Physics C Mechanics and Electricity/Magnetism

    o        --AP Calculus AB

    o        –AP Calculus BC

    o      –Multivariable Calculus (Calc 3)

    o      –Differential Equations

    o        –Engineering 102 (with University of Arizona)

    Total Years Teaching Experience: 19

    Years at Hamilton: 19

    Mr. Clark came to teaching after a 6-year career as a design engineer for Motorola working in the area of satellite communications. He joined the Hamilton faculty in 1999

     


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