States of Matter

Oct. 18, 2005

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Dr. Steven L. Shropshire Biography

Steve Shropshire is an Associate Professor of Physics at Idaho State University. His research interests are in the use of nuclear spectroscopy techniques in the study of materials science. His other interests focus on improving science education in K-12 schools. Dr. Shropshire has conducted over 700 science presentations at southeast Idaho schools, and over 320 science workshops for K-12 teachers. He is involved in the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Idaho Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Teachers Association. He participates in several educational summer programs including Elderhostel, Summer Science Academy, Junior Science Academy, and Gang Reeducation and Training (Camp Great), sponsored by ISU, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and the Pocatello Police Department. He has also participated in programs through the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America. Dr. Shropshire has been awarded the ISU Outstanding Public Servant Award in 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2003, the Salvation Army Community Hero Award in 2000 and 2003, and is recognized nationally as an expert in science outreach.

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