Altman Science

Thomas C. Altman

Thomas C. Altman

Military

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Education

- Physics/Secondary Education, Post Graduate studies/Nuclear Physics ...details

Degrees

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Honors

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Publications

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Articles

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Curriculum

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Video

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Original Research Results

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Research Papers

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Volunteer presenter of various science, laser and holography workshops and lectures

National Science Teacher Conventions

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Science Presentations at other National Venues

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Science Presentations in New York State

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Employment History

Teacher, Professor, Adjunct Professor, Consultant, Instructor, Presenter, Coaching, Club Advisor

Military


United States Air Force 1972-‘78
Radio and Digital Computer systems repairman
Honorable Discharge
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Education

University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, Post graduate studies in Medium Energy Particle Physics, 1989
Penn State, State College, Graduate studies in Nuclear Energy, 1983
State University College at Oswego, Oswego, NY 1978-1985, SUNY Oswego Secondary Physics, 1985
Non-Commissioned Officer Training School, Panama City, FL 1976
Community College of the Air Force, 1974-1976 USAF Electronics School, Keesler, Biloxi, MS 1973
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Degrees

Masters of Science in Education: SUNY Oswego  Secondary Physics, 1985
Bachelor of Science: SUNY Oswego Permanent NYS Certification Earth Science, Physics, 1981
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Honors

"On My Own Time" art presentation, 2002
National Red Cross "Life Saving Award", 1997
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science. NY State Finalis, 1995
Award of Excellence, Syracuse Newspaper, 1994
Distinguished Educator Award SUNY School of Education, 1993
Who's Who Among America's Teachers 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
National Science Teachers STAR Award "Significant contribution to the advancement of science". 2nd Place, 1991
National Science Teachers STAR Award for innovative program. "Significant contribution to the advancement of science", 1990
National DOE Teacher Research Program selection, Los Alamos, 1989
Presidential Committee member: The National Math and Science Education Action Conference, 1989
1st Runner up; Teacher of the Year for New York State, 1989
Outstanding Teacher Award. Syracuse Technology Club, 1989
Commendation. Oswego Central School District, 1989
Teacher of the Year. Oswego Classroom Teachers Association (OCTA), 1988
MIT Student Development Recognition, 1988
Runner up Teacher of the Year. OCTA, 1987
Runner up Teacher of the Year. OCTA, 1986
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Publications

"Foundations of Physical Science" ©2001  IPC Textbook:  Collaboration with a team of authors under Dr. Tom Hsu.  Cambridge Physics Outlet Publishing. Delta Publishing.
"The Total Laser Book" ©1998. "The Holography Primer", ©1987 with Dr. Roger Hinrichs

Articles

"Holography and Interferometry"  The Physics Teacher, Apr. 1992
"Pre-Newtonian Holograms" The Physics Teacher, Apr. 1988
"Broken Toys", The Science Teacher, May 1986
"Teacher uses Radio Shack RC Cars in Physics Class", Intercom: Nov 1986
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Curriculum

"Light and Optics Curriculum Resource Guide"© 2001 Delta Publishing.
"Foundations of Physical Science Investigations", © 2002, Lab manual to accompany Foundations of Physical Science Text.  "Introduction to Holograph Module", © 1993, Manual for Middle/High school laser program.
"Laser Technology Module", © 1992
"Laser Optics Kit Video Guide", © 1994 New Concepts Corp.
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Video

"Laser F/X" © 1994
"Laser Technology:  Understanding Holograms" © 1991
"Laser Technology:  Making Holograms; The Altman Method"© 1991
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Original Research Results


"Light and Optics Equipment Module".  A system of teaching light phenomena in a classroom setting.  Individual lab group sized equipment and innovative techniques for teaching color, refraction, reflection, telecommunications, and holography.  Offered by Cambridge Physics 2002 
"The Altman Holography Method".  A holography production and stabilization  technique used around the world.  A complete package built and marketed by the Scientific Laser Connection Company of Glendale AZ. (Discontinued in 2005 due to cost of film) 
Altman Hologrpahy Method stolen and still sold by Arbor Scientific.  First year offered they advertised it as my development, in subsequent years simply sold it without regard to my rights.
"Altman Laser Optics Kit"  A series of optics and a mounting system for lab lasers. Manufactured by Altman Science, and marketed individual, or as part of an optics curriculum module by Scientific Laser Connection Company, Sold by Edmund Scientific, Kelvin
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Research Papers

Theatrical Teaching Techniques; T.C.Altman Presented at NSTA National Convention; Boston MA, 1999
Black Box Experiments; T.C.Altman, K.Dristle, S.Wirt, Presented at NSTA National Convention; Houston TX, 1991
Spectra from Multiphoton Electron Detachment of H-; Journal of the Optical Society of America B. A292 (1991) W.W.Smith...P.G.Harris,... H.C.Bryant, T.C.Altman, et. al
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National Science Teacher Conventions

2001 St. Louis 00 Orlando
1999 Boston
1998 Las Vegas
1996 Dallas
1995 Philadelphia
1994 Anaheim
1893 Kansas City
1992 Boston
1991 Houston
1990 Atlanta
1989 Seattle
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Science Presentations at other National Venues

Tennessee State Science Teacher’s convention, Franklin, TN, 2003
American Association of Physics Teachers National Convention, Madison, WI, 2003
National Association of Chemistry Teachers National Convention. Featured evening speaker, St. Mary College, MA, 1999
Science Horizons Inc. Awards Presentation, Danbury, CO, 1994
Chabad Academy, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2001,2002
Summer Program for Financially Disadvantaged Gifted Students. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1993
AAPT, East Coast Regional Convention; Vassar College, NY, 1992
NSTA, East coast Regional Convention; NYC, NY, 1992
AVA National Convention, Cincinnati, OH, 1990
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT, Rochester, NY, 1989
State Science Curriculum Review, Arizona State University, AZ, 1989
Summer Youth Program, Los Alamos, NM, 1989
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Science Presentations in New York State

Oswego School District elementary schools, 1981 - present
NYS Migrant Education Conference, 2002, 2003
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT); Vassar College, NY, 2001
Weekly lessons for home school students of Oswego County, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004
Lima Home School Association, 1994
NYS Technology Students State Conventio,n 1994
NYS Art Teacher's State Convention, 1993
Museum of Science and Technology, Syracuse, 1993
AAPT regional meeting, 1992
Technology Teachers State Convention, 1990 - 1992
City College of New York, 1990
Elementary & Secondary Teachers Workshop, 19'89
Oswego County Teachers Center, 1989 - 1990
SUCO Technology Workshop '88-'90
STANYS workshops '88-'96
NY State Science Teachers State Convention '88, '94, '95, '97, '98
Featured Speaker for Super Science Saturday, Watertown, NY '86-'93
Education Day, SUNY Oswego, 1991, 1992
Guest Instructor at SUNY Oswego:
       Science methods classes, 1985 - 1996
       Physics classes, 1988, 1989
       Technology classes, 1988, 1989
       Education classes, 2001 - 2005
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Employment History

Teacher
Physics Teacher, Oswego City School District, 1981 - present
      Physics Teacher, AP physics, Regents physics, General Physics, General Chemistry, Earth Science

Professor
SUNY Oswego, Summer Institute in Energy Education 1985 - 2003

Adjunct Professor
SUNY Oswego, Physics 212
SUNY Oswego, Department of Continuing Education. Independent Study Advisor, 2002
SUNY Oswego, Program for 'at risk' incoming freshmen. Science Instructor, 2002 - 2004
SUNY Oswego, Department of Continuing Education. "Teaching AP Physics", 2000
SUNY Oswego, Department of Secondary Education. "Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics SED 535, and "Methods of Teaching Secondary Science SED 536", 2001 - 2002
SUNY Oswego, Department of Continuing Education. "Teaching Regents Physics", 2000
SUNY Oswego, SED 416/536, "Methods of Science and Math Teaching", 2000
SUNY Oswego, Physics 111, 212 labs, 1989 - 1999
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Consultant
Cambridge Physics Outlet. Writing an IPC book for national distribution, 2000 - 2002
Cambridge Physic Outlet. Proof reading high school physics text, 2003

Instructor
SUNY Oswego, Young Scholars NSF program, 1995 - 1996
Sheldon Institute, 1994, 2007, 2008 - 2010
Syracuse University, Summer Advanced Studies Course, 1991 - 1996
Oswego County BOCES, Laser and Light in-service, 1990
Oswego County BOCES, Demonstrations in Physical Science, 1990
SUNY Oswego, Graduate level Science/Technology class, 1990
Oswego County BOCES, computer class, 1988
SCSD In-service in Elementary Science Education, 1987
SUNY Oswego graduate level laser class, 1987
Oswego County BOCES calligraphy class, 1982 - 1985
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Presenter
Syracuse University, Frontiers in Science, 1988 - 2010
Penn Yan School District Teacher's Summer In-service, 1992
Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga BOCES, 1991
Jefferson County Teachers Center, 1991
School District assembly programs (400+ students): Great Bend, MI, 2002; Union Springs, 1995; Rome, 1993; Rush Henrietta, 1986, 1991; Solvay, 1990, 1991; Oswego, 1990, 1992; Hannibal, 1990; Burnt Hills, 1989, 1995; Hammondsport, 1987; Broadaburn Perth, 1987; Fonda, 1987; Johnstown, 1987; Penfield, 1987; Canistio, 1986; Addison, 1986

Coaching
OHS Girls Diving Team, 1983 - 1984
OHS Boy's Diving Team, 1985 - 1988
OHS Boy's Track Team (asst. coach), 1987 - 1989

Club Advisor
OHS Chess Club 1984 - 1989
OHS Science Club, 1983 - 2010
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