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Steve Shropshire

Professor of Physics, Idaho State University

Steve Shropshire is a Professor of Physics at Idaho State University. Dr. Shropshire came to ISU in the Fall of 1991 from Washington State University, where he received his Ph.D. in physics. His research interests are in the use of nuclear spectroscopy techniques in the study of materials science. His other interests focus on improving science education in K-12 schools.

Dr. Shropshire has conducted hundreds of science presentations at southeast Idaho schools, and as well as numerous science workshops for K-12 teachers. He is involved in the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Idaho Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Teachers Association. He participates in several educational summer programs including Elderhostel, Summer Science Academy, Junior Science Academy, and Gang Reeducation and Training (Camp Great), sponsored by ISU, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and the Pocatello Police Department. He has also participated in programs through the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America.

Dr. Shropshire has been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Association of Physics Teachers Distinguished Service Citation (2008), the Idaho Academy of Science Distinguished Science Communicator Award (2007), the Idaho State University Achievement Award (2006), the ISU Outstanding Public Servant Award (1996, 1999, 2001, 2003), and the Salvation Army Community Hero Award (2000, 2003). He is recognized nationally as an expert in science outreach.

Dewey Dykstra

Professor of Physics, Boise State University

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