PhD Candidate, Department
BS Physics, California
Institute of Technology
Research Interests: fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics,
and gravitational physics
Austin Collins is currently a first-year graduate student
in the Ph. D. Physics program at Georgia Tech.
While at Caltech, Austin spent several years working with
the MIT/Caltech LIGO
Project followed by 5 years as Vice President of Product Development
for TenFold Corporation in San Francisco from 1997 to 2002.
After two years with the University of California at Davis
for Neuroscience, Austin returned to his physics
roots by enrolling in the Ph. D. Physics program at Georgia
Tech in 2004.
Action Plan Goals
1. Measurably improve Algebra I passing rate
2. Develop calculus-based advanced physics curriculum
3. Institute programs involving high achievers in active research.
4. Evaluate utility of high school physics as a subject