For 3 decades, Nick Georgis was a beloved figure at Staples High School. He taught physics — and through his K1UAT Ham Radio Club introduced hundreds of students to that intriguing hobby. When he contacted fellow ham radio operators Barry Goldwater and King Hussein, his classroom overflowed with eager listeners.
After retiring he designed Nerdkards, a series of baseball-like trading cards — portraying famous scientists and mathematicians.
Now 82, Nick is writing his memoirs. He’s calling it Mr. G’s Odyssey B.A. (before Alzheimer’s sets in).
He’s looking for anecdotes, stories, photos — anything — from anyone who remembers him from Staples. To be included in what he calls “this classic piece of science classroom drama,” email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-926-0286.
Will the pound cake recipe be part of the memoirs? I am hoping so.
Anne Leonard Hardy
He taught me (and many others) how to drive. I’ll be sure to send him a note.
I loved High School physics. (Staples Class of ’77.) Enjoyed it so much, I enlisted for AP Physics for a 2nd year of it. Thank you Mr. Georgis. Thank you Mr. King.
PS — The demonstration of the capacitor in physics lab was “shocking” — literally! Gave me utmost respect when dealing with electricity.
I’ve already written him (about becoming an amateur herpetologist from being introduced to snakes in Mr. Georgis’ class in my junior year by current Westporter Tony Eastman and his friend Terry Hitt). Great idea and I hope many former students will write him.
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