David R. Brooks, Ph.D.
Institute for Earth Science Research and Education
2686 Overhill Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403
1969, M.S. College of William & Mary (physics)
2004-present: Founder and President, Institute for Earth Science Research and Education, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
2007-2010: Consultant, Institute for the Promotion of Teacher of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
2002-2010: Adjunct Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Drexel University.
2007-2008: Visiting Scholar, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand.
2002-2007: Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University.
1998-2006: Principal Investigator/Project Director, GLOBE Aerosol Monitoring, Water Vapor, and UV-A Projects, GLOBE-Certified Trainer.
2004-2005: Science Consultant, Drexel University Center for Civic Engagement
1989-2002: Research Associate Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Drexel University.
1997-2002: Co-Director, Center
for Pre-College Science and Engineering Programs,
prior to 1989: Researcher, Atmospheric
Climate Science Research for Educators and Students (CSRES), supported by NASA GCCE initiative (three-year project started January, 2011)
NOAA/NSF Student Climate Research Workshop (November 2010)
Brooks, David R., Bringing the Sun Down to Earth: Designing Inexpensive Instruments for Monitoring the Atmosphere. Springer, 2008.
Brooks, David R., An Introduction to PHP for Scientists and Engineers, Springer 2008.
Brooks, David R., Forrest M. Mims, III, Richard Roettger. Inexpensive Near-IR Sun Photometer for Measuring Total Column Water Vapor, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24, 1268-1276, 2007.
Brooks, David R., Inexpensive Sun Photometers For Monitoring the Atmosphere, 1st International Conference on Applied Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 5-7 November, 2006, in Laos Journal on Applied Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, November, 2006.
Brooks, David R., Alan Czarnetzki, Wade Geery, Kelen Panec, Richard Roettger. Current Scientist/Teacher/Student Collaborations in Atmospheric Science. Ninth Annual GLOBE Conference, 31 July – 05 August, Prague, Czech Republic, 2005.
Brooks, David R., F. Niepold, G. D’Emilio, J. Glist, G. Hatterscheid, S. Martin, K. Dede, I.
Neumann, Scientist-Teacher-Student Partnerships for
Aerosol Optical Thickness Measurements in Support of Ground Validation Programs
for Remote Sensing Spacecraft. 54th
Brooks, David R., Forrest M. Mims III, Arlene S. Levine, Dwayne Hinton: The GLOBE/GIFTS Water Vapor Monitoring Project: An Educator's Guide with Activities in Earth Sciences. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, EG-2003-12-06-LARC, 2003.
Brooks, David R., and Mims, Forrest M. III: Development of an inexpensive handheld LED-based Sun photometer for the GLOBE program. J. Geophys. Res. 106(D5), 4733-4740, 2001.
Brooks, David R.: Spacecraft-Based Earth Science in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Student/Teacher/Scientist Partnerships. Workshop on Environmental Education at the School Level in the Field of Air Quality, Santorini, Greece, 8-9 September, 2000. Online at
Brooks, David R., and Forrest M. Mims III: Calibration and Data Collection with the GLOBE Sun Photometer. Fourth Annual GLOBE Conference, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, July 19-23, 1999. online at http://www.globe.gov/fsl/html/templ_unh1999.cgi?Brooks-Calib&lang=en&nav=1
David R., Forrest M. Mims III, George Strachan, Susannah Kim, Jean Yeung, Brent Holben, Alexander Smirnov: Calibrating the GLOBE Sun Photometer. AGU
David R., Forrest M Mims III, Tran Nguyen, and Stephen Bannasch:
Characterization of LED-based sun photometers for use as GLOBE instruments.
Third Annual GLOBE Conference,
Other textbooks by David R. Brooks:
C Programming: The Essentials for Engineers and Scientists (Springer, 1999)
Fortran 90 For Engineers and Scientists (Springer, 1997)