Martin Sydney Mason

Asst. Professor of Physics

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, CA 92766

 

EDUCATION

MS 1997 University of California, Riverside (Physics)

(Thesis: Search for Single Top Quark Production in the Muon Channel. Advisor Steve Wimpenny)

BS University of California, Riverside (Physics and Applied Math)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Assistant Professor of Physics                                                              2002-present

Mt. San Antonio College

Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering                         2001-2002

Palomar College in San Marcos, CA 92069

Assistant Professor of Physics                                                              1998-2001

College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA 92260

Division of Math and Science

Instructor                                                                                                                          2000

California State University, San Bernardino

Pre-Intern Teaching Program

Instructor                                                                                                                          1996 - 1997

San Bernardino Valley College

Department of Physics

Instructor                                                                                                                          1997

Riverside Community College

Department of Mathematics

Graduate Assistant                                                                                                      1994-1997

University of California, Riverside

Department of Physics

Test Engineer                                                                                                                 1995

NOVA electronics

SERVICE

2000-2001: Division representative to Academic Senate.

1999-2000: Division representative to Committee on Professional Standards and Ethics.

1998: Division representative to Educational Technology Committee.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Two Year College representative to Committee on Undergraduate Laboratories

Regional Coordinator for Southwestern United States. (2000-01)

GRANTS AWARDED

Basic Skills grant. $7000

Grant to bring MESA program to College of the Desert $76,000.00.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Identifying under prepared students and diagnostic testing.

Micro-computer based laboratory instruction.

PHYSICS BACKGROUND:

Laboratory assistant on silicon detector radiation hardness testing for the SSC while an undergraduate at University of California, Riverside.

Design and testing of Silicon detectors for NOVA electronics.

Graduate work at Fermi National Laboratory.

Physics Faculty responsible for teaching and administration of all physics courses at College of the Desert.

REPORTS

A 1999 report to the Basic Skills Committee of College of the Desert prepared with G. Hagopian

A 2000 report to the Basic Skills Committee of College of the Desert prepared with G. Hagopian

A 1998 report for Energy Technology Training Program.

A 2000 report for part of the documentation requirements of a NSF ATE Grant.