An instructor and dean at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) gave a presentation during the Southern California section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (SCAAPT) conference held at Cal Tech in Pasadena on April 30.
Eric Tom, Bosco Tech instructional dean for math, science and health, was selected to present two labs he developed for the school. His presentation “Faraday Effect Demonstrations” featured methods for calculating the strength of magnetic fields and a demonstration showing how higher rates of magnetic flux change results in higher voltage.
“We’re exceptionally proud of Mr. Tom,” said Xavier Jimenez, president of Bosco Tech. “He consistently seeks new and better ways to present complex subjects while challenging students to do their very best. He is a prime example of the high caliber of instruction at Bosco Tech.”
Tom has taught physics and chemistry at Bosco Tech for nine years. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s biomedical engineering program and also holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the first recipient of the American Heart Association’s Claude R. Joyner Fellowship as the highest-scoring applicant in the medical imaging field.