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Employee spotlight: Omelan Stryzak
Posted March 12, 2012; 01:40 p.m.
Name: Omelan Stryzak
Position: Lecture demonstration specialist in the Department of Physics. Conceptualizing and presenting demonstrations of physics principles in class. Recording demonstrations and posting them online. Helping professors with research design. Working on Web development and database management.
Quote: "As someone with an engineering background, I love when I can create something new or create that 'Aha!' moment for a student. I help them understand things in real life — how high voltage works, what kind of energy is induced when you drop something. I'm always on my feet, moving around, but it's a small price to pay for the variety. I love the interactions with professors, too — we're always trying to produce something cutting-edge."
Other interests: Off-road cycling. Writing code. Spending time with his significant other.