“Learning science becomes more enjoyable and memorable when it is approached through hands-on activities, for example levitating a magnet or building a scale model of the solar system."
While obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Florida International University, Stephan researched a ferroelectric polymer thin film used as a conductance switch with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. He received his Master of Science in Physics from the University of Tennessee where he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to increase the sensitivity of microcantilever gas sensors. Besides teaching science and math at PBIA, Stephan organizes fun science experiments for all students to experience. He also enjoys drawing, painting, and archery.