Amy Strine Truksa

Director, Whittenberger Planetarium, Instructor of Mathematics

My focus is science and mathematics education. The planetarium has brought science to a focus primarily in the areas of earth science and astronomy. I teach MAT105 (Intermediate Algebra) and MAT123 (Business Math).


M. A.T. Science Education, Oregon State University (1992)

B.S. Biology, The College of Idaho (1989)

A.A., Cottey College (1986)

Professional Experience

 2011-current Instructor, Mathematics Department, The College of Idaho

2000-current Planetarium Director, Whittenberger Planetarium, The College of Idaho

1999-2005 Program Resource Director, Sawtooth Methodist Camp, Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho

1998-1999 Adjuct Faculty, Mathematics Department, The College of Idaho

1994-1996 Science Teacher, Caldwell Alternative High School

1993-1994 Discussion Leader, Exchange program between Oregon State University and Asia University, Japan

1992-1994 Science Substitute Teacher, Albany, Alsea, and Corvallis, OR

1992-1994 Saturday Academy Programs, Oregon State University

1992-1993 Co-chair: "Expanding Your Horizons" Workshop, Association of Women in Science

1990-1991 Veterinary Technician, Linn Veterinary Hospital, Albany, OR

1989-1990 Independent Contractor, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID; Interagency Scientific Spotted Owl Committee, Portland, OR

1989 Hunting Check Station Manager, Idaho Fish and Game, Boise, ID