TEACHING

Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (2012), North Carolina State University.

Teaching context:

Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MEA 312)

MEA 312 is a second year curriculum requirement for students in the Meteorology program, and covers the application of classical thermodynamics to atmospheric phenomena. The course begins with the ideal gas law, entropy, and the laws of thermodynamics; then transitions to the application of these concepts to lapse rates in the atmosphere, the ascent of air parcels, and the condensation of liquid water; and finishes with stability, skew-T diagrams, convection, and lifting of air parcels. As a teaching assistant I graded quizzes and exams and supervised problem sessions (taught three times).

Introduction to Weather and Climate Lab (MEA 135)

MEA 135 is a problem session for students in non-science majors, and supplements a 300-student lecture (MEA 130). This course covers the basic properties of the atmosphere, climate, and the causes and life cycles of thunderstorms, mid-latitude cyclones, and hurricanes, among other topics. As the lab instructor I was responsible for lectures, assisting students during the problem session, and assigning grades (taught five times).

Mathematics Methods in Atmospheric Sciences Lab (MEA 315)

MEA 315 is a second year curriculum requirement for students of Meteorology. This course provides a comprehensive review of vector calculus and introduces computer applications using MATLAB. As the lab instructor I was responsible for problem session supervision and grades (taught twice).


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