We currently have two mom-mentors, but will be expanding the list soon.
Some of you may wonder about my background and why I happily teach my kids without much of a science or math curriculum. I had a life before having kids and was planning to be a college professor until I got to that point and realized that the grand quest for scientific truth in which I thought I would now engage was no longer practiced in universities, at least in my field. Permanently disillusioned with academia, I turned to industry. Plus, I have a short attention span by nature, get bored easily, and love a challenge. And homeschooling is definitely a wonderful challenge!
- B.S. Physics, minor in Mathematics (1989), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
- M.S Applied Physics (1991), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Masters Thesis Entitled: “Comparison of data analysis and experimental techniques for analysis of planetary atmospheres”
- Ph.D. Biophysics (1995), University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. Dissertation Entitled: “Measurements of Motor Protein Forces using the Centrifuge Microscope”
- Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques Short Course (1996), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Teaching Experience, beyond homeschooling
- Cello Teacher, A Local Music School (2013-present)
- Parent Assistant, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, San Jose Unified School District (2008-2011)
- Reproduction and Development, University of California at Davis (1993-1995)
- Introduction to Physics, San Jose State University (1990)
- Manager, Physics Tutoring Center, San Jose State University (1989-1991)
- Force−velocity relationships in kinesin-driven motility; Kirsten Hall, Douglas G. Cole, Yin Yeh, Jonathan M. Scholey & Ronald J. Baskin; Nature 364, 457 – 459 (29 July 1993)
- Novel heterotrimeric kinesin-related protein purified from sea urchin eggs; D. G. Cole, S. W. Chinn, K. P. Wedaman, K. Hall, T. Vuong & J. M. Scholey; Nature 366, 268 – 270 (18 November 1993)
- “Comparison of data analysis and experimental techniques for analysis of planetary atmospheres,” 1991. Published in Journal of Chromatography and J. Chromatographic Science.
- Principal Cellist, San Jose State University Orchestra (1987-1989)
- Associate Researcher, Exobiology Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA (1986-1991). Developed novel techniques to measure organic pre-cusors to life in planetary atmospheres using lasers and multiplexed gas chromatography, and also used filtering techniques to analyze data collected on planetary missions from the 1970’s.
- Principal Researcher, “Handheld Semiconductor Laser Water Contamination Sensor” Deacon Research in Collaboration with Oak Ridge National Research Lab (1995)
- Sales Manager, Windows CE & ASIC Development. Eclipse International (1998-1999)
- Product Development & Marketing Consulting (1995-present)
- Flat Panel Displays
- Wireless Technologies (WiFi, Bluetooth, EnOcean, Zwave, Zigbee, UWB, proprietary)
- Security Technologies
- Electric Vehicles
- Smart Cards
- IP & Patent Research
- Developed Proven Proprietary Macroeconomic Forecast Model for Emerging Technology Markets and Applications and published Market Forecast Reports for West Technology Research Solutions, LLC (2002-present)