Physical Sciences Instructors

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Lead Instructor:

Adam LaMee taught high school Physics in Florida for 12 years and is currently the PhysTEC Teacher-in-Residence at the University of Central Florida ( He received bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Anthropology at Florida State University. Adam is a Quarknet Teaching and Learning Fellow, contributed to Florida’s science standards and teacher certification exams, worked on the CERN’s CMS experiment, and has researched game-based assessment and performance assessment alternatives to large-scale testing. Learn more about Adam’s work at