Tatiana Erukhimova received a Ph.D. in Physics from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1999 and joined TAMU in 2001. She is the 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.
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)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Extension & Outreach (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2019)
- Fish Camp Namesake (2019)
- Distinguished Achievement University-Level Award in Teaching (Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2012)