The following people were instrumental in the creation of the General Physics Remote Lab Manual. Sole responsibility for errors, including but not limited to, grammatical, typographical, technical, attribution, format, and export errors, lies with the author.
Financial support for the creation of Body Physics was provided by OpenOregon
Grant Management, PressBooks Support
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services
Jennifer Lantrip, MSLIS, Reference Librarian, Umpqua Community College
About the Author
Dr. Lawrence (Mick) Davis is an Associate Professor of Science at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, OR where he teaches General Physical Science, General Physics, General Physics with Calculus, and Water Resource Science. In his spare time Mick enjoys alpine climbing, volunteering with Eugene Mountain Rescue, working with UCC’s wrestling teams (men and women), participating in outreach activities such as STEAMHub, writing/maintaining an OER textbook on the physics of the human body and pedagogical research involving learning analytics. Mick’s interests in STEM education (and in body physics) were both sparked by his time at Pacific University where he earned a B.S. in Physics and a top-10 national ranking in wrestling. Mick’s body physics interest continued through graduate school at the University of Oregon (UO) where he earned a Ph.D. in physics and traded wrestling for climbing as an excuse to get out of the lab. Mick’s research focused on the growth, morphology, and optical properties of metallic nanostructures, but he also worked on a collaborative project with the Oregon Institute of Neuroscience and started a consulting company to fulfill a local industry need for physical modeling of stream temperature. The UO is also where Mick met his wife Liz, who is an R.N. and clinical instructor for the Nursing Program at UCC. Raising their two young children has reduced time spent climbing, but provided a whole new source of interest in both neuroscience and the physics of the human body.