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Faculty: Steve Platt

Steve Platt, Director of Laboratory ServicesSteve Platt
Science Building 156B

1734 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Educational background

  • B.S. Missionary Radio Technology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1969
  • B.A. Physics, Calvin College, 1991
  • M.S. Physics, Michigan State, 1994

Professional history

  • Director of Laboratory Services, Physics Department, Calvin College, 1997 - present
  • Physics and electronics teacher at ITT Technical Institute, 1994-1997
  • Independent technical consultant, 1993-1997
  • Computer Systems Developer, Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa, 1982-1987
  • Trans World Radio, 1972-1982

Areas of interest

  • Lab hands-on teaching and learning strategies for physics
  • Residential and commercial energy use-efficiency studies
  • Building construction and maintenance
  • Special tools and equipment

Additional information

  • In charge of all instruction lab equipment, and teaches some lab sections as well
  • Ham call is KC9QO




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