Ruth Chabay earned a Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; her undergraduate degree was in chemistry from the University of Chicago. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University and was Weston Visiting Professor, Department of Science Teaching, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She has also taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Bruce Sherwood’s Ph.D is in experimental particle physics from the University of Chicago; his undergraduate degree was in engineering science from Purdue University, after which he studied physics for one year at the University of Padua, Italy. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. He has also taught at Caltech, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Chabay and Sherwood have been joint recipients of several educational awards. At Carnegie Mellon University they received the Ashkin Award for Teaching in the Mellon College of Science in 1999 and the Teaching Award of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. At North Carolina State University they received the Margaret Cox Award for excellence in teaching and learning with technology in 2005. In 2014 the American Association of Physics Teachers presented them with the David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching.
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