Tatiana Erukhimova received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1999 and joined TAMU in 2001. She is a Vice-Chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Science Education for the public. 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 25,000 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.
Awards & Recognition
- Fellow (American Physical Society, 2019)
- Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence (Texas A&M University, 2017)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Extension & Outreach (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2019)
- Fish Camp Namesake (Texas A&M University, 2019)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Teaching (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2012)