Bonnie Andersen

Bonnie Andersen

Associate Professor - Physics

Office: PS-227

Phone: 801-863-6839

Mailstop: 179

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Dr. Bonnie Andersen has been a faculty member in the Physics Department since 2008. Her research focus is in thermoacoustic engines and acoustics of the clarinet and the human vocal tract. Thermoacoustics engines convert heat energy into sound energy. Her research work with students has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She is a passionate teacher. Her curriculum currently includes upper-division acoustics and LabVIEW for physics majors and introductory algebra-based and conceptual physics courses. She employs Team Based Learning in her introductory courses to allow the students to work with others while practicing and applying what they learn. She is also involved with women?s leadership and outreach for youth and women. She is currently the president of the UWHEN UVU Chapter. She has been a workshop presenter at Expanding Your Horizons and SheTech for four years. She is a co-adviser for the Women in Physical Sciences club at UVU. She has received grants to send female UVU physics majors to regional events for undergraduate women in physics. She shares her love of science with her two children. From taking apart toy cars to growing crystals, they are often doing something science-related together. In 2017, she organized STEM summer camps for first-sixth graders at UVU as part of UVU?s Continuing Education. She has also given presentations at UVU Prep and Wolverine Day. She has volunteered at various physics booths for STEMfest, Expanding Your Horizons, Empowering Your Tomorrow, and other venues.

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