Published : Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 1:05 PM
An instructor and dean at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) presented an abstract at the Southern California section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (SCAAPT) conference held at Cal Tech on April 30.
Eric Tom, Bosco Tech instructional dean for Math, Science and Health, was selected to present two labs he developed for the school’s Advanced Placement Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism class. His presentation, “Faraday Effect Demonstrations,” featured methods for calculating the strength of magnetic fields and a demonstration showing how higher rates of magnetic flux change results in higher voltage. Tom provided handouts and instructions for attending instructors to replicate the experiments.
“We’re exceptionally proud of Mr. Tom,” said Xavier Jimenez, president of Bosco Tech. “He consistently seeks new and better ways to present complex subjects while challenging students to do their very best. He is a prime example of the high caliber of instruction at Bosco Tech.”
Tom has taught Physics and Chemistry at Bosco Tech for nine years. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s biomedical engineering program and also holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the first ever recipient of the American Heart Association’s Claude R. Joyner Fellowship as the highest-scoring applicant in the medical imaging field.
Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. With a 100 percent college acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2000 for more information.
According to Niche.com, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 100 all-boys high schools in America. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche provides reviews from everyday experts on neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools to provide students, families and professionals with insight into important life decisions.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. SCAAPT consists of more than 800 high school and two- and four-year college instructors teaching in areas between Fresno and San Diego.