I have taught math at Florida Tech at the undergrad and graduate level, including refresher math for older engineers. As a member of the Voyager Speakers Bureau at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I have given lectures to K-12, professional organizations, Boy Scouts, and Officers Clubs. I have taken groups on many tours through the Laboratory, explaining complex space science concepts in a simple, but not condescending way.
One of my jobs at JPL was to teach Rocket Scientists how to perform complex procedures and use specialty software to operate spacecraft. I was praised by my supervisor and science team leads for my excellence in this.
During employee turnover on long space missions, such as Voyager and Cassini, it was my job to orient and train new programmers and scientists on how to use our software tools, including how to mathematically interpret spacecraft performance from telemetry data and graphs.
I submitted an entry on "What Is Time?" to Alan Alda's Flame Challenge, where scientists tried to explain phenomena to 11-year-olds, an activity dear to my heart. I follow Einstein's advice, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
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