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 28,000 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.
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 Donaldson, Daniel Choi, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Creating a Physicist: The Impact of Informal/Outreach Programs on University Student Development.” Physical Review Physics Education Research, under review; https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.13981v2, 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)