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Nilakshi Veerabathina, Ph.D.


Department of Physics

UT Arlington

My teaching philosophy is guided by the ideal of service to students in particular and society in general. I believe that a teacher who can identify the individual learning needs of the students and serves such needs can positively influence the students for the rest of their lives. As a teacher of Astronomy, my purpose is to motivate my students to be self-directed, excited and engaged in a process of lifelong learning and critical thinking that will help them succeed in a knowledge driven world and contribute to the scientific advancement of the society. My constant endeavor is to help students understand science as a creative human activity which allows development of new technologies that offer solutions to numerous practical problems confronting the society.