Classes:AP Calculus BCAP PhysicsAstronomyGeology
Mr. Sinclair has been with the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center since 1988. He teaches physics, astronomy, geology, and mathematics. He has baccalaureate degrees in science education and psychology from Montana State University and a master's degree in mathematics from The Ohio State University. He has also completed post-graduate work in physics, astronomy, and mathematics.
Mr. Sinclair has worked at the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a U.S. Department of Energy Teacher Researcher, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, and at the University of Notre Dame and Kalamazoo College as a Teacher Research Associate. He has also worked on the Systemic Initiative in Montana Mathematics and Science project and participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Great Theorems in Mathematics program at The Ohio State University.
He is past president of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society and is a member of the Astronomical League, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the National Speleological Society, and a Life Member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. He is also an active member of the NASA Network of Educator-Astronaut Teachers and was one of the top 200 teachers selected as a finalist for the NASA Educator Astronaut program.
He was recently named one of seven teachers nationwide as a Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher awardee and was name the 2006 Michigan High School Science Teacher of the Year. He has also received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the West Michigan chapter of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, was a recipient of a RadioShack National Teacher Award in 1997, and has been recognized with 50 Kalamazoo County Excellence in Education Significant Educator Awards over the past 24 years. He is also earned National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2007.
He is the author of "The Hammer of God", a work of self-published speculative fiction and is currently very, very slowly working on a second novel.
Mr. Sinclair also is the proud owner of an Easton carbon nanotechnology baseball bat (or, as it's better known: "the nurture stick").
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