Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist
I work for the Department of Physics at the University of Florida as a Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist designing, building and maintaining physics demonstration experiments for use in teaching. As part of my work (and with the terrific help of student assistants Eric Berry, Brad Murphy and Ben Miletic) I have created two major websites, the Physics Demonstrations website and the Physics Department Live Weather Station . I also continue to teach physics by answering student homework and laboratory questions for all beginning physics classes and have presented "Physics is Fun" science shows over the last ten years to roughly 25,000 elementary, middle and high school students throughout the State of Florida. Outside of work I'm an advanced amateur photographer (see some of my work below). I've also created a nice sculpture that stands in the living room of my house.
Born: July 15th, 1963, Jacksonville Fl.
Graduated Englewood High School, 1981, Jacksonville, Fl. (4th in Class of 350)
Graduated Bachelor of Science with Honors, Physics Education, 1985, University of Florida
International Baccalaurette / Advanced Placement H.S. Physics Teacher, Eastside H.S., Gainesville Fl. 1986-1990
Lab Specialist / Engineer, University of Florida Physics Department, 1990-Present.
Marital Status: Married to Megan Elizabeth (Meece) Mocko, and we have two cats.....Elliot and Garfield (They Abysinnians and brothers).
These pictures were taken while I was traveling
on various vacations. They are just rough scans and the real images actually
look MUCH better than these scans.
|Twelve Flower Pots||Kit Carson's Well, Taos||Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde||Carlsbad Caverns NP|
|Tombstone Rose #51||Hot Peppers, Sante Fe NM||Mesa Verde Ruins #44||Carlsbad Caverns NP #40|
|Tombstone Rose #52||Ivy Collage, Tombstone Az||Mesa Verde Ruins #45||Carlsbad Caverns NP #41|
|Tombstone Rose #53||Virgin Mary Garden||Tonto Ruins||Guadalupe Mts, Texas|
|Sante Fe Morning Glory #57||Cactus, Carlsbad NP||Door Ruins, Mesa Verde||Guadalupe Mts, Texas #6|
|Roadside Wildflowers #42||Cactus, Saguaro NP||Door Ruins #46||Guad. Mts. Waterfall|
|Three Clay Pots #13||Barrel Cactus, Saguaro NP||Pine Tree, Bandelier NP||Sunset, Bandelier NP|
|Trailside Leaves||Haceta Lighthouse||Oregon Coast #1||Oregon Shore #1|
|Tree Woodgrain||Haystack Rock, Coast, OR||Oregon Coast #2||Oregon Shore #2|
|Crater Lake NP #1||Fallen Log and Plants||Oregon Coast #3||Oregon Shore #3|
|Crater Lake NP #2||Horsetail Falls, Col. Gorge||Oregon Coast #4||Oregon Shore #4|
|Elk Herd #1||Salt Creek Falls||Oregon Coast #5||Rocks and Plants|
|Elk Herd #2||Mt. Hood Creek||Oregon Coast #6||Trail Path|
|Columbia Gorge Falls #1||Multonomah Falls||Oregon Coast #7||Watson Falls|
|Columbia Gorge Stream||Ocean Waves||Oregon Coast #8||Silver Falls Creek|
|Silver Falls #1||Silver Falls #2||Silver Falls #3||Silver Falls #4|
|Tokeenah Falls #1||Tokeenah Falls #2||Tokeenah Falls #3|
|Brick Alley Fern||Door Gate Ironwork||Granite and Ironwork||Alley Garden|
|"1/2" and Vine||Harley Davidson||Iron Rail and Ivy||Ironwork Gateway|
|Iron Heron||Iron Sand Piper||Ironwork Window 1||Ironwork Window 2|
|Magnolia Plantation1||Magnolia Plantation 2||Paddle Wheel 1||Paddle Wheel 2|
|Window Basket||Raphael Statue||Rubens Statue||Revolutionary Soldier|
|Red Maple||Red Tulips|
2525 NW 50th Place
Gainesville, Fl. 32605