One Alderson Broaddus University professor shared his knowledge and expertise with students across the globe. Dr. Igor Woiciechowski, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Health, Science, Technology, and Mathematics spent nearly a week in May lecturing at Urgench State University in Uzbekistan on topics ranging from mathematics to molecular physics.
During his visit, Dr. Woiciechowski taught a class of approximately 60 students and marveled at the opportunity. “I met many young people who were interested in science, specifically in physics,” said Dr. Woiciechowski. “I saw their genuine interest in my presentations, and it was very encouraging as an educator and scientist.”
Specifically, Dr. Woiciechowski shared his expertise on emission electronics, foundations of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), cluster ion sources in SIMS, fundamentals of molecular dynamics simulations, fundamentals of Monte Carlo simulations, and also reviewed his works on ion emission in SIMS.
He hosted nine total lectures as part of a foreign government program that invites scientists to share their experiences with university students in Uzbekistan. Dr. Woiciechowski was the second professor ever invited to guest lecture through this program at Urgench State University, and he has been invited back for future presentations.
“This experience gave Dr. Woiciechowski the chance to share some of the teaching methods and experiences developed throughout his more than 20-year career,” said Dr. Michael Boehke, dean of the College of Health, Science, Technology, and Mathematics at AB. “More importantly, it allowed him to make positive connections with students and scholars from around the world. Our AB students are fortunate to have such a distinguished faculty member.”
Dr. Woiciechowski has taught at Alderson Broaddus University for 10 years, preparing students to apply their mathematical ability on real-world problems. For more information about the mathematics major at AB, please visit https://ab.edu/academics/mathematics-major/.