UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Arriety Lowell

Arriety Lowell

Lecturer

Start Year: 2007

Physics
Office: 104a Centennial Science Hall
Phone: 715-425-3196

Email: arriety.a.lowell@uwrf.edu

Education:

B.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
M.S. Physics, Washington State University, Graduate Certificate in Optoelectronics.

Advanced Gunsmithing diploma and certificate from Pine Technical College.

Courses Taught:

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • College Algebra
  • Algebra Physics Labs, I and II
  • Calculus Physics Labs, I and II

Interests

  • Origami
  • Ballistics
  • Intersection of art and science
  • Planetarium
  • Outreach

During graduate school Arriety used perturbed angular correlation spectroscopy to study lattice locations and site preferences of atoms in rare-earth aluminides having C15 structure. After graduate school she followed a somewhat circuitous path to teaching, and has found herself interested in alternatives to traditional lecturing that allow more student involvement and participation as well as online learning. In addition to teaching in both the physics and math departments she is the lab manager for the physics department. During the 2011/2012 school year she mentored one of the student teams from UWRF for the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium’s High Powered Rocket competition. She has also organized several state level geocaching competitions for the Wisconsin Science Olympiad. Outside of the university she works as an independent consultant on physics and firearms as well as serving on the board of directors for several companies and organizations.