Sherry L. Savrda

Physical Sciences Department

Seminole Community College

100 Weldon Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773-6199

407-328-2205 savrdas@scc-fl.edu

 

Education

M.S.    Physics                                         University of Central Florida          1991

B.S.     Physics                                         University of Central Florida          1986

A.A.    General Education                         Seminole Community College          1984

                                                                  Sanford, Florida

 

Professional Experience

2003-present                     Seminole Community College            Sanford, Florida

                                          Physics Instructor

2002                                  University of Central Florida               Orlando, Florida

                                          Teaching Consultant, Grant-funded

1990-2003                         Lake-Sumter Community College      Leesburg, Florida

                                          Physics and Mathematics Instructor

1987-1990                         University of Central Florida               Orlando, Florida

                                          Research Assistant

1986-1990                         Seminole Community College            Sanford, Florida

                                          Physics Lab Paraprofessional

                                          Adjunct Instructor

 

Grants

Co-Principle Investigator, Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First Century Project, NSF/ATE, 2001-2003; $299K

Principle Investigator, Innovations in Physics Education: Collaboration Among

High School and Community College Faculty, Florida HEC, 1997-98; $15K

 

Academic Honors

Who's Who in American Junior Colleges, 1983 and 1984

Challenger Astronaut Memorial Scholarship, 1987 and 1988

Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Theta Kappa, and Pi Mu Epsilon

 

Professional Honors

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005

Distinguished Service Award, Florida Section of American Association of Physics

Teachers, 1998

Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Education, 1997


Professional Service Activities

American Association of Physics Teachers

National Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges, 1996-99; 2002-2005

   Chair, 2003-2005

         National Nominating Committee, 2002-2004

Florida Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

President, 1997-98

Section Representative, 1999-present

Two-Year College Quantum Optics, NSF/ATE Project

Workshop Leader, 2001 and 2003

Two-Year College Physics Workshops, NSF/ATE Project

Workshop Leader, 2000 and 2002

Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First Century, NSF/ATE Grant Project

Author and Associate Editor, 1999-2001

National Science Foundation

            Proposal Reviewer, 1999

Two-Year Colleges in the Twenty-First Century, NSF Project

Regional Coordinator, 1996-1999

 

Refereed Journal Publications

S.L. Savrda and I.M. Littlewood. (1995). Electronic quenching of the A1Σ+ state of NaH. Chemical Physics Letters 245, 427-431.

 

Presentations and Conference Proceedings Publications

S.L. Savrda and A.K. Dickison. (2003). The motion module in introductory college physics: Twenty-first century (ICP/21). Presentation, AAPT National Meeting.

S.L. Savrda. (1998). Innovations in physics education. Presentation, AAPT National Meeting.

S.L. Savrda. (1998). Innovations in physics education. Proc. Florida Academy of Sciences.

S.L. Savrda. (1996). Student as scientist: Research projects in freshman physics. Proc. Florida Academy of Sciences.

S.L. Savrda. (1996). Two-Year colleges in the twenty-first century: Breaking down barriers. Proc. Florida Academy of Sciences.

J.T. Lin, S.L. Savrda and L. Chow. (1988). Experiment and modeling of diode-pumped Tb:Nd:YAP laser. Proc. SPIE Electro-Optics/Lasers.

J.T. Lin, R.E. McKinney, S.L. Savrda, and J. Montgomery. (1987). Optical coupling techniques to match laser sources to nonlinear crystals. Proc. Optical Society of America.

 

Other Publications

S.L. Savrda. (1999). Motion. Module for Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First Century, NSF/ATE Project.

S.L. Savrda. (1995). Laboratory Exercises in Physical Science. LSCC Printing.

S.L. Savrda. (1994). Laboratory Exercises in Physics. LSCC Printing.

 

Article in Preparation

S.L. Savrda, Sciaino, M.A. and Comacho, C.M. Gender differences in the science subtest of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.