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Tom Pierce

Adjunct Instructor, Fall 2008 - Spring 2014
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Department of Physics

323 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.1783


M.S., Engineering Physics, University of Virginia
B.S., Physics, James Madison University
B.S., History and Philosophy, Excelsior College
Professional Background

Tom Pierce is a STEM artisan and inventor, specializing in 3D modeling, machine shop operations, metrology, and mechatronics. His inventions range from weaver's scissors to human balance testing machines. He is the author of monographs on lightning protection in the railroad industry and on the spread of iron production through the Great Valley of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. His current work is on a simple balance for measuring Coulombic force, and on a low-cost apparatus for measuring friction. He is an Army veteran and a member of Sigma Xi.


General Analytical Physics Lab I

General Analytical Physics Lab II

Machine Shop Techniques