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Lon Brouse

Lon Brouse


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Skills & Interests

  • Science and Technology / Chemistry / Chemical Education (Expert)
    I have held positions as an industrial chemist for over 25 years in the power industry; in coal, gas/oil, nuclear and geothermal stations. I also have taught Chemistry, Physics, Technology, and Mathematics ranging from pre-Algebra through 1st year Calculus.

Education History

  • Masters of Education Secondary Science Education (05/2004)
    Northern Arizona University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Chiropractic Medicine (03/1979)
    Western States College of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Arts Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (05/1972)
    Western State College of Colorado


  • Yarbrough, M & Brouse, L,C. (1993). Cooling Tower Blowdon Reduction at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Proceedings of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Annual Conference and Corrosion Show - New Orleans, LA.
  • Shaw, T & Brouse, L,C. (1990). Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Secondary Sewage Effluent as a Cooling WAter Source in Proceedings of the International Water Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Brestel, L & Brouse, L,C. (1987). Expert System Helps Fine-Tune Boiler Water Chemistry in POWER.

Teaching Experience

  • Instrumental Analysis (Spring 2005)
    • Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, CO – Chemistry
    • Laboratory Instructor in this 4th year majors course
  • Chemistry in Society (Fall 2004)
    • Colorado Mesa University – Chemistry
    • Terminal science course for non-science major students. Most were education majors.
  • General Chemistry (Fall 2004)
    • Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, CO – Chemistry
    • Lecturer and Lab Instructor in this first-year, non-majors chemistry course


  • English
    • Speaking level: Superior
    • Reading level: Superior

Honors & Awards

  • Calgon Corporation U.S. National Sales Award (02/1991)
    U.S. National Sales Award for the year 1990. For having the greatest sales growth rate and total sales in chemical sales and services. Heavy Industrial Division - Power Plants and Refineries including Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station - Phoenix, AZ


  • Not Everyone Likes Your Mathematics, 02/26/2010
    Some historical and personal examples of applied mathematics and associated negative societal reactions to each. From Isaac Newton and the Law of General Gravitation to contradictory evidence of Global Warming.


  • Plant Chemist (06/2011 – Current) COSO Geothermal Electric Generating Station
  • Mathematics Teacher (08/2008 – 05/2011) Mesa County Valley School District - Grand Junction, CO
  • Chemistry, Physics & Calculus Teacher (08/2007 – 05/2008) Hotchkiss High School - Delta County School District - CO