Teaching

Middle School Mathematic Teacher 

Basset Middle School, El Paso Independent School District 

August 2004 - June 2005

  • Taught middle school mathematics to more than 200 students and prepared them for state level standardized test.
  • Actively participated in district-wise professional development courses for teachers.


Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at El Paso:

  • Engineering Physics
  • Physics for Biology Students
  • Thermal Physics
  • Introductory Astronomy
  • Physics for High School Science Teachers

Undergraduate Student Mentoring 

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Spring, 2007: Eli Vasquez, Jorge Chacon, Guillermo Portillo, Michael Barron, Emmanuel Saucedo. Project: An aerodynamic robotic tram for measuring hyperspectral reflectance from a semi-permanent tram system.
  • Fall, 2007: Hiram Villalobos, Christian Villalobos. Project: A sensor arm for measuring the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) from a robotic cart system.
  • Spring, 2008: John Gomez, Christopher Sanchez, Allen Almeda. Project: A portable setup for measuring the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) at the plot level.

Electrical Engineering:

  • Eliseo Tapia, Carlos Beas. Project: Development of a low cost sensor for measuring plant and ecosystem-relevent spectral indices such as NDVI, PRI, WBI and EVI.

Computer Science:

  • Senior Software Engineering Class, 2006 - 2007: Database and Graphical User Interface (GUI) for accessing automatic weather station data.
  • Senior Software Engineering Class, 2006 - 2007: Database, GUI and trust and optimization algorithms for hyperspectral reflectance measurements made from a robotic tram system in northern Alaska.

- Other:

Kuldeep Matharasi, MS Student in Bioinformatics. Project: Design and development of a postgre sql database for hyperspectral reflectance data and digital images collected from a robotic tram in northern Alaska.

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