Tatiana Erukhimova received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1999 and joined TAMU in 2001. She organizes annual Physics & Engineering Festivals attended by thousands of visitors. She developed the Physics Show, an interactive presentation involving physics demonstrations and hands-on exhibits, attended by more than 30,000 people since 2007. In 2012, she started the innovative program Discover, Explorer, and Enjoy Physics & Engineering (DEEP), which engages students in hands-on teamwork and outreach activities. She is a co-organizer of the Mitchell Institute Physics Enhancement Program (MIPEP), which includes annual summer boarding schools for physics teachers from Texas high schools. Tatiana was a 2016 TEDxTAMU speaker and 2019 Fish Camp namesake. She is a co-author, with Gerald North, of an undergraduate textbook on Atmospheric Thermodynamics published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. Currently Dr. Erukhimova teaches calculus-based introductory physics classes, Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. In 2022 Tatiana was awarded Marsha L. ’69 and Ralph F. Schilling ’68 Chair for Physics Outreach.
Jessi Randolph, Jonathan Perry, Jonan Phillip Donaldson, Callie Rethman, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Female physics students gain from facilitating informal physics programs.” Physical Review Physics Education Research, 18(2), Oct 2022.
Asim Ozmetin, Matthew Dew, Tatiana Erukhimova, and Jonathan Perry. “Does Instructor Gender Matter for Student Performance in Introductory Physics?.” In 2021 PERC Proceedings. American Association of Physics Teachers, Oct 2021.
Jonathan Perry, Jonan Phillip Donaldson, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Comparing the impact of informal physics program on undergraduate versus graduate student facilitators.” In 2021 PERC Proceedings. American Association of Physics Teachers, Oct 2021.
Jessica Randolph, Emily Hay, Callie Rethman, Tatiana Erukhimova, Jonan Phillip Donaldson, and Jonathan Perry. “Impact of informal physics programs on female university students.” In 2021 PERC Proceedings. American Association of Physics Teachers, Oct 2021.
Matthew Dew, Lewis Ford, Dawson T. Nodurft, Tatiana Erukhimova, and Jonathan Perry. “Student Responses to Changes in Introductory Physics Learning Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The Physics Teacher, 59(3), 162--165, Mar 2021.
Matthew Dew, Jonathan Perry, Lewis Ford, William Bassichis, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Gendered performance differences in introductory physics: A study from a large land-grant university.” Physical Review Physics Education Research, 17(1), Feb 2021.
Callie Rethman, Jonathan Perry, Jonan Phillip Donaldson, Daniel Choi, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Impact of informal physics programs on university student development: Creating a physicist.” Physical Review Physics Education Research, 17(2), Aug 2021.
Jonathan D. Perry, Tatiana L. Erukhimova, and William H. Bassichis. “New video resource for calculus-based introductory physics, design and assessment. I. Electricity and magnetism.” American Journal of Physics, 87(5), 335--340, May 2019.
Awards & Recognition
- Fellow (American Physical Society, 2019)
- Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence (2017)
- University Professor for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (2021)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Extension & Outreach (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2019)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Teaching (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2012)