George Hademenos is currently in his 16th year of teaching physics at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas (a suburb north of Dallas). He was awarded a BS degree in Physics from Angelo State University and the MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Richardson with his wife Kelly who recently retired as a classroom teacher. They have a daughter, Alexandra, who graduated from Angelo State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and two fur babies: Atticus and Jane, rescues from the local animal shelter.
As a teacher, George is always on the lookout for innovative approaches and creative resources to help bring science and STEM alive for students in his classes as well as assisting teachers in his district. He is beyond excited to be selected as a participant in the 2017-2018 PolarTREC cohort and looks forward to meeting and collaborating with his research team about the work to be conducted during the expedition in Antarctica.