Thomas Lowery Erekson is this year’s Alumni Achievement Award honoree for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Erekson will speak at an alumni guest lecture next week on Thursday, October 11, at 11 A.M. in room 1170 TMCB. Anyone is invited to attend.
For Tom Erekson, physics makes the world go round. Since taking Physics 121 from Dr. John Merrill as a BYU freshman, Erekson has never looked back. He began his career in 1994 as an intern teacher. He transferred to Lone Peak High School when it opened in 1997, as the first science department chair. Since then he has made continuous contributions to science education, including coauthoring the Utah Physics Core Curriculum, which has been in use for the last 15 years. Erekson has been actively serving the next generation, mentoring dozens of new and student teachers. He has won countless awards at the district, state, and national level for his dedication and excellence. Erekson is passionate about making sure all students have a chance to succeed. “Physics should be a course that every high school student can take successfully,” he says. When he’s not in the classroom, Erekson enjoys doing all things Disney with his wife, Jen, and their children.