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Elaine Parshall, PhD

Engineering Instructor

Education and Research

  • Research: A Numerical Model of Optical Beam Propagation in Photorefractive Crystals and Comparisons with Experiment
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • MS, Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • BS, Physics, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Skills and Disciplines
  • Computer Programming with MATLAB
  • Engineering Design Modeling with SolidWorks
  • Engineering Projects
  • Electronics
  • Applications in Engineering Design
  • Robotics

Awards, Honors, and Achievements

  • Alfred E. Christiansen Chair
  • St. Johnsbury Academy, 2008-2012

fun facts

"I am a sailing fool and compete in regattas locally and nationally."

Joined GSSM in 2014