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Doctor Scott Connects Learning and Life

By Isaiah Snell

Doctor Tyler Scott is joining the team at Grace College teaching physics and engineering. He attended Clemson University and received a Ph.D. in engineering and science. Scott previously taught at Northwestern College in Iowa and loves the way sciences encounter everyday life.

Q: After travelling around from places like Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire, to other countries like Australia and Argentina, what made you settle here in Indiana at Grace College?
A: “I was very impressed by Grace’s statement of faith and its firm belief in the authority of scripture. I do like that I’m also closer to family now, but I was mostly drawn in by Grace’s Christian emphasis.”

Q: What are some of your everyday interests?
A: “I really like to read. I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately: history, philosophy, theology, but I do enjoy fiction, especially Harry Potter. I’m hoping to read a little more fiction this year.”

Q: If you weren’t teaching engineering or physics, what would be your career?
A: “I’m always interested in history. Historical research would be a lot of fun, so I’d likely be doing something in that department. Though, I really love Rugby; I’d even love to see if we could get enough people interested in a team here at Grace.”

Q: What is the one thing you’d like everyone to know about engineering, physics or science in
general?
A: “You can find a connection between physics in almost everything in life: your hobbies, your major. Physics is probably involved, even as an English major. And it’s not scary. Physics can be a lot of fun and a great way to learn about the world around you. Math is the closest you can get to a theologian in the sciences because you’re asking about the fundamentals of the universe and of everyday life. That’s how we learn about God; that’s what makes me passionate about it.”

Q: What are you looking forward to at Grace?
A: “Getting to know this community. My family is very important to me, and I really enjoy getting invested in the lives of my colleagues and my students. You can teach anywhere, but a job with a community like I see here at Grace you can’t find anywhere else.”

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