OCCC Faculty

Tad Thurston

Professor of Physics
Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Physical Science
Programs: Physics

Courses Taught

Engineering Physics 1,2
General Astronomy (with Lab)
Modern Physics
Calculus 1,2,3
Differential Equations
General Physical Science

Biography

I've believed since I was small that physics and astronomy were the most beautiful and profound areas of study I could imagine.  Towards that end, I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in astrophysics (B.S. 1990) and Physics (Ph.D. 1998) at the University of Oklahoma.  I then spent a number of years as a software engineer involved in scientific visualization of data before returning to teaching here at OCCC in January 2004.  One of my intense current interests is applying the state of current web and graphics technologies to the opportunities of freely accessible science education. 



Tad Thurston

Email: tthurston@occc.edu
Phone: (405) 682-1611 x7605
Office location: Science Engineering and Math Center - Room 1R1B
Office hours:
Spring
M: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
T: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
W: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
F: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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