Roger Hammond's picture of L. Paul Verhage
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About Me (L. Paul Verhage)

I'm a former student, United States Air Force officer, college network administrator, and currently a high school teacher. I completed my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kansas back in 2012 and defended my dissertation on the effects of the BalloonSat program on science attitudes in grades 7-10 students.

These days I'm teaching chemistry and engineering at the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center in Boise, Idaho.

On the side, I enjoy designing and building robotic and science projects and then presenting on them.

I write and produce an astronomy radio show for the Boise Community Radio Project called Idaho Skies. You can also find me teaching stargazing classes to the public.

You can follow me on my blog and with my tweets @nearsys.

A current bibliography of my publications is located here.

Updated 14 March 2018 (Pi Day)