Dr. Alex van Netten - Excellence in Teaching

Inspiring students about physics in a non-physics major course (PHYS 102) is a challenge that Dr. van Netten welcomes.  Whether it's starting a fire with nothing but a few primitive tools, or bringing in his collection of finely crafted homemade bows, or running simulations of many of the shock wave experiments he has been part of in his career, this enthusiastic instructor makes physics real for his students.  It's no wonder that he is so highly rated by his students and is now being honoured by the UVic Alumni Association. 

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