David Sitar is a cheerleader for those who want to teach physics. He describes teaching not as a job, but as “a passion and a wonderful career. It’s a career where you can make a difference.”
Sitar works in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as the Rankin Astronomy facility director, the astronomy laboratory manager and the astronomy outreach coordinator. He teaches Introductory Astronomy Laboratory I and II, and Physics Instruction Practicum. With all this teaching responsibility, he knows how important it is to get young people interested in the sciences.
“Yes, it’s important to share the fundamentals of our physical world with today’s youth, who will soon bring new creative and innovative ideas to the fore.
“There’s also an enormous demand for STEM educators in North Carolina and across the country,” he said.
“Students coming out of our Secondary Education program typically have their choice of teaching positions. So if you love physics, consider this major.”