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Prof. Juan P. Rivera

Astronomy

Valencia College

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

This web page is intended only for the exclusive use of my students. You must be a registered student or affiliated to Valencia College in order for me to respond to any of your questions or comments. At the top of the page there is a menu. Click any one of them to browse my web site. I have been teaching Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Astronomy courses for many years. I have seen many students failed these subjects. I don't want you to fail the class you are taking with me. I welcome you to our institution which is fully acredited in every state of the union and internationally.

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

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FACULTY PICTURE

Prof. JUAN P. RIVERA

 

 

Osceola students only can get your COMINS BOOK: by clicking here

West Campus Students must get their Bennett Pamphlet/Book from the West Campus Bookstore

 

PUBLICATIONS#1: COHETES MISILES EXTRATERRESTRES

PUBLICATIONS#2: ROCKETS MISSILES UFOs


EDUCATION:

Doctor en Fisica; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico DF, Mexico
Ph. D. : Physics & Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
MS. Physics; Columbia University, New York City, New York
BS. Physics; University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Astronomy Instructor: Valencia College Osceola, East & West Campus, FL
Physics and Mathematics Instructor: Polytechnic University, Orlando, FL
Mathematic Instructor: Everest University, Orlando, FL
Physics and Mathematics Instructor: ITT Technical Institute, Orlando, FL
Senior Engineer Specialist: Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL
Computer Department Chair: Southern College, Orlando, FL
Software Instructor: Southern College, Orlando, FL
Technical Specialist: Boeing Space System Company, Kennedy Space Center, FL.
Software Task Leader: Lockheed Martin Orlando Aerospace, Orlando, FL.
Software and Electrical Engineer: NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL.


TEACHING COURSES AT VALENCIA COLLEGE:
At Valencia College I teach mostly Astronomy courses at the Osceola and West Campus. I also teach Physics and Mathematics courses when requested at other institutions.


TEACHING PHILOSOPY:

My main philosophy is encourage the student to achieve his or hers highest potential and respect others people ideas within the framework of equal opportunity in a democratic society.  In my courses I try to develop in the student many skills needed in the professional life.  Probably the most important is critical thinking and the scientific method.


HOBBIES:
During the past few years my favorites hobbies are; digital photography, music and electronics.  I also like to travel the world. I have visited the main cities in the USA. I have been in many countries in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. I have never been in South America.


 

OFFICE:

As an adjunct instrutor I don't have a dedicated office at Valencia College. If you need a face to face meeting with me then you have to contact me via e-mail to set up an appointment. I try to answer all e-mails within a 24 hours period. Use CANVAS inbox link to send me an e-mail message. You should be proficient with CANVAS software because is a requirement to take an online course at Valencia College.

 

I love to travel to different parts of the world

If you need counseling in any of my courses don't hesitate to contact the corresponding institution resource.

Copyright 2018, Prof.Juan P. Rivera

 

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