Dr. Russell Stonebackspent his childhood with lots of questions needing answers, developing an avid interest in the physical properties and phenomena of the world around him.
He went on to pursue those physics interests at UT Austin, where he also started playing music and supported himself by working in construction. That harmonious combination of skills encompasses a passion for building things, knowledge of the laws of physics, and a love of music, led Dr. Russell Stoneback, Assistant Professor of Physics at UT Dallas and member in the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, to eventually see the light. Light Guitar, that is.
Engineering and physics faculty members from The University of Texas at Dallas recently showed area high school students how their interest in STEM fields can translate into academic research and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Rafael Martín, interim vice president for research
at UT Dallas, introduced Dr. Walter Voit
BS'05, MS'06, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering, and Dr. Russell Stoneback
MS’06, PhD’09, assistant professor of physics, who talked about their research during the 14th Annual Math & Science Lecture Series at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center.