Tyler Junior College
Jim Sizemore is a physics and engineering professor earning an MS in physics from UC-San Diego and a PhD in Materials Science from Stanford University. He was employed many years in the semiconductor industry working on several projects, including diffusion and oxidation, radiation hardening, and optoelectronics. After his private sector career, he turned to teaching, and is currently a physics and engineering professor at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. There, he started a popular science club where students were able to design and build several projects, including a 2 meter trebuchet, just in case they needed to attack any castles in the area. He currently teaches programming for engineers, with MATLAB being the primary language taught. (Check out his instructional web site at http://iteach.org/funphysicist/.) He has enthusiasm for teaching and learning, but also enjoys photography and bicycle riding in his spare time.