Dr. Steven L. Shropshire, Associate Professor

ISU Department of Physics


Campus Box 8106
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Phone: (208) 282-2212
FAX: (208) 282-4649
Office: 123D Physical Science

Dr. Shropshire came to ISU in the Fall of 1991 from Washington State University where he received his Ph.D. in physics. He has taught introductory physics, practicum in physical science, modern physics, theoretical mechanics, solid state, the Jr. and Sr. physics labs, nuclear instrumentation and methods, mathematical methods for physics, statistical physics, seminar in physics, graduate methods in theoretical physics, and graduate classical mechanics.

Dr. Shropshire's research interests are in physics education and teacher training.  He is a recognized expert in physics demonstrations and demonstration safety.

Recent Presentations:
Why Study Physics? and ISU Physics Overview, presentations for the 2009 INL National Teachers Workshop "Nuclear Technology Addressing WOldwide Energy Demands", July 12-17, Idaho Falls, Idaho

ISU Demonstration Roadshow and Teacher Workshops, an invited talk presented at the April Meeting of the American Physical Society in Denver, Colorado, May 3, 2009
AAPT/PTRA Center for Eastern Idaho, a contributed talk presented at the Western Regional U.S. Department of Education Math Science Partnership Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 28, 2009
The Value and Use of Demonstrations, an invited talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northwest American Physical Society in Pocatello, Idaho, May 18, 2007.

Class Web Pages & Other Interests:

ISU Department of Physics Demonstration Road Show

Abstracts of Selected Publications

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