...Stephen BrodbarStephen Brodbar
helped develop the Frontiers in Physical Science course and is one of its instructors.He graduated from Alfred University with a BS in ceramic engineering, and likes to point out that "even the weakest ceramics can withstand temperatures far greater than the strongest metals" - which is why the space shuttle is covered in ceramic tiles.
After college, Stephen
moved to New York City.He worked as an architectural engineer for five years before coming to teach at the Museum School, which has a strong partnership with the American Museum of Natural History.
When a position opened at the Museum a few years ago for a Planetary and Space Science Instructor, he
jumped at the opportunity.He works as a professional developer for the thousands of New York City schoolteachers, and spends the other three days teaching at the Museum School.
free time he
loves to hike, read, and travel, recently returning from a month-long trip to Tanzania, where he
climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.