Physical Sciences Department
Seminole Community College
100 Weldon Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773-6199
M.S. Physics University of Central Florida 1991
B.S. Physics University of Central Florida 1986
A.A. General Education Seminole Community College 1984
2003-present Seminole Community College Sanford, Florida
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
1986-1990 Seminole Community College Sanford, Florida
Physics Lab Paraprofessional
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
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
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005
Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Education, 1997
American Association of Physics Teachers
National Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges, 1996-99; 2002-2005
National Nominating Committee, 2002-2004
Florida Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
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
Proposal Reviewer, 1999
S.L. Savrda and I.M. Littlewood. (1995). Electronic quenching of the A1Σ+ state of NaH. Chemical Physics Letters 245, 427-431.
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.
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.
S.L. Savrda, Sciaino, M.A. and Comacho, C.M. Gender differences in the science subtest of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.