About

Current Resume

As a teacher in physics, and as a female teacher in physics, I believe it is my obligation to give all students who come to me the opportunity to expand their minds not just as students of science, but as stewards of our world and society. I belong to a school where the rich student diversity in background and expression is what gives life and vibrance to our school hallways. As an educator it is my responsibility to show students that they belong and are capable of success in any course of study they desire, because we need that same vibrance from diversity of thought and experience in order to tackle the complex problems in our world.

Publications and Presentations

Presentations
Adapting UIUC Physics 101 Labs to the High School Classroom” Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Fall meeting, November 2018

Whiteboarding for Scaffolding Understanding and Peer Review in the Science Classroom” National Association of Gifted Children conference, November 2018, Minneapolis, MN

“Teaching AP Science to the Students Who “Know It All” National Association of Gifted Children conference, November 2018, Minneapolis, MN


“AP Physics C in the Accelerated Classroom” Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Fall meeting, November 2017, Rockford University

Publications
My View: Nudge a Young Person Towards STEM? Nudge them Towards Physics First” Rockford Register Star (February 2018)

Encouraging women in STEM: What is a teacher to do?” The Physics Teacher 56, 68 (2018)

Featured In: 
Rockford’s Auburn students showcase physics concepts at Fermilab” Rockford Register Star, February 16 2018″

Fermilab open house educates children on ‘the wonder of science” Aurora Beacon, February 13, 2018

The Need for High School Physics Teachers” Physics Illinois Blog, Kevin Pitts, June 2011

Contact Me

Marianna Ruggerio
mrugger2 [at] gmail.com
Twitter: @msruggerio