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Bruce L. Bird

Born and raised in Maine he received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine and a Ph.D.in Physics from Purdue University. After working three years in the area of high temperature superconductors at the Naval Ship R & D laboratory in Annapolis, Maryland, he joined the faculty at Anne Arundel Community College where he was a physics professor for thirty years. He worked with other faculty to create the Environmental Center at AACC. He also established the Center for Learning and Teaching and taught faculty how to create teaching materials using various software programs.

After retiring from teaching he continues to encourage the use of learning objects that combine simulations and assessment tools integrated with appropriate database design in order to improve the self-evaluation of students and provide better monitoring of student understanding at the topic and concept level. The MINDdrops.com web site is part of this effort.