In addition to being Managing Director of Stranaska Scientific LLC, Jerry serves as the Academy Director and is also approved to be a volunteer with Poudre School District. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers, the American Associate of Physics Teachers, and NCSL International. Jerry describes analytical metrology as measurement-centric chemistry (MCC), a new emerging hybrid discipline of the analytical and physical sciences that underpins a value-added chemistry education. In his view, a high school science education is incomplete and under-valued if the student had not been exposed to the principles, concepts and real-world scope of analytical metrology.
Marla Messman – Operations Associate
Marla assists the managing director through her invaluable support of company operations and management activities. Marla is also indispensible in the company’s educational outreach activities including student liaison during invited short courses and tutorials as well as taking responsibility for logistics and arrangements of company-held workshops. With her insightful and welcoming personality, Marla is the perfect on-site liaison with attending parents of young students enrolled in Academy courses. She has overwhelming community recognition and respect for her strong character as well as for her genuine and uncompromising compassion and concern for the mental and physical well-being and safety of our young children and adolescent adults.
Sonia Garcia – College Science Graduate Research Intern
Sonia is a recent graduate of Colorado State University where she earned a bachelors degree in biological sciences. In addition to her current full-time employment in a local pathology laboratory, Sonia works on a part-time basis assisting Dr. Messman with editorial research in the organization and archival of Stranaska UV/VIS spectrophotometric metrology laboratory data. Sonia is also in a curriculum development track of the Stranaska Academy where she will work with Dr. Messman in the design, development and communication of new conceptual hands-on and virtual awareness courses related to human gross anatomy and pathology in the healthcare profession.
Magnus Imber – College Science Student Research Intern
Magnus is a graduate of Poudre High School (Fort Collins, Colorado USA), and is now a full-time student at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado USA). He is pursuing dual degrees in mathematics and philosophy with a concentration in science and technology. Magnus currently works on a part-time basis assisting Dr. Messman with research in the organization, archival and communication of Stranaska UV/VIS spectrophotometric metrology laboratory data. He will use his scientific interests in computer mathematics and artificial intelligence to help develop Stranaska Academy course curricula in chemometrics.
Zachary Lakin – College Science Graduate Research Intern
Zach is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a bachelors degree in physics. He currently works on a part-time basis assisting Dr. Messman with applied laboratory research and development of scientific calibration procedures, methodologies and artifact standards that help advance the state-of-the-art of analytical UV/VIS spectrophotometric metrology. Zach is also in a curriculum development track of the Stranaska Academy where he is tasked to champion the concepts and applications of analytical FT-IR spectroscopy for new hands-on and virtual awareness courses.