Steve Dickie

I graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Biology and then went to Iowas State University and was awarded a M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the Botany Department. While in graduate school I realized that while I enjoyed the research it was the teaching I did that I really loved. Consequently I left my Ph.D. program and began teaching high school.

Currently I teach Physics and Pre-Engineering: Electronics with Microcontrollers at Divine Child High School and I love nearly every minute of it. You can follow my links to see resources I've put together for my students.

My most current project involves student creation of sensors for sampling of scientific data. Our main collection interfaces are the sound card of a computer (you can actually do some cool stuff with this) and an Arduino microcontroller platform (see my site for more information). Both of which are far cheaper than traditional educational technology options and in some cases can be better suited to student learning. I hope to have students building sensors that we can fly from our kites or put in our weather station for long term data collection. 
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