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Steve Case & Family

Prof. Steve Case


Prof. Steve Case is the most recent addition to the department, joining us in January 2008. He teaches courses in Astronomy and is the new director of Strickler Planetarium. He completed an M.A. in physics at the University of Mississippi where he worked as an NSF GK-8 fellow and as a member of the Center for Math and Science Education, developing a science curriculum for area elementary and middle school classrooms.

His interests include the historical and cultural aspects of the physical sciences. While at the University of Mississippi, he conducted research on the Millington-Barnard Instrument Collection, a collection of scientific intstruments assembled at that university before the Civil War. At Olivet, he brings his cross-disciplinary background to science instruction and planetarium show development. He also has experience as an operator of both analogue and digital planetarium systems.

As planetarium director, Steve is overseeing the complete refurbishment and update of Strickler Planetarium from a slide-based analogue projection system to a full dome digital system. These changes will greatly enhance the planetarium's capabilities and turn it into a powerful multimedia instructional tool.

Steve and his wife Christine have twin boys, Jack and Baylor.

Professional Societies:

American Association of Physics Teachers
Great Lakes Planetarium Association
International Planetarium Society
History of Science Society

Contact Information

One University Ave
ONU Box 6047
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
P: 815-939-5681
F: 815-939-5071

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