University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
SPS SOCK (Science Outreach Catalyst Kit) Intern
Society of Physics Students
My name is Caleb Heath, and I am a non-traditional student of physics at the University of Arkansas. I hold a bachelor's in philosophy from the same university, and returned to study the sciences two years ago. I have been interested in education since middle school, but have only recently rediscovered this passion. Next year I will be one of the first graduates of our UAteach program, one of the newest sites for UTeach, an initiative to increase the number of skilled STEM teachers. I was invited to attend the 7th Annual UTeach Conference this year, and I hope to continue working with both UAteach and the UTeach Institute. I may go on to further study in the field of education or public policy, but first I think I will teach.
I look forward to coming to Washington DC, as I cannot help but imagine being infected by the restless energy that resides there. My fellow interns and I will surely accomplish great things under its influence. I am also a voracious reader and writer, abilities which I put to use as editor of my campus SPS newspaper. I work on my own stories as time permits (rarely science fiction, actually). My other hobbies include weightlifting and traditional gaming.