Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English and Physics from Rutgers University MA in Physics from Duke University MAT in (Teaching) Mathematics and Physics from Duke University
The 2021-2022 school year is the start of my 28th year at HPHS. I currently teach Physics Honors and AP Physics C.
In the past, I have taught Physics, Physics Survey, Physics Survey Fundamentals, and Algebra Survey.
In the past, I have sponsored the Ultimate Frisbee Team (1996-2010 and 2016-2020), Robotics (Assistant sponsor 2014-2016), Chess Club (1996-2000), Science Club (1995-1997), and Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Competition (1995-1997)
Awards: 2019 IL Golden Apple semifinalist, 2012 Bennett Kryzko Spirit-Of-The-Game Trophy (Ultimate Chicago), 2011 Chicago Idea Star Teacher Award, 2011 HPCF Golden Apple Award, 2009 Adler Planetarium sponsored trip to Teacher Space Camp
Publication(s): The Physics Teacher, 2006 January; "Video Feedback Demonstration of Mechanical Waves," K. Pujara
Physics Rev C Nuclear Physics 1992 July; "Pion Absorption in Light Nuclei," R. D. Ransome, C. L. Morris, M. K. Jones, Barrie Ritchie, D. L. Watson, J. A. McGill, K. Pujara, D. B. Clayton, I. Brown, P. Campbell, C. Fred Moore
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