Dr. Rodriguez featured in American Association of Physics Teachers

Idaykis Rodriguez

Dr. Idaykis Rodriguez, instructor within the STEM Transformation Institute, was recently featured in American Association of Physics Teachers’ (AAPT) Member Spotlight.

Dr. Rodriguez discusses her experience as a Latina woman in the field, who inspired her love of physics, as well as her involvement in the AAPT.

“One of the most common questions people ask me is, “How did you get interested in pursuing physics?”. It is a question commonly asked not only because we often care to learn about personal stories, but also because people are curious and want to learn more about how a Latina woman became interested in physics, which is not a typical sight in our field. To challenge that specific notion is the reason I continue to pursue physics and teach others, like me, to engage with it.” Dr. Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez

This article first appeared in American Association of Physics Teachers in June 2018.