Mai Yin Tsoi


An outgoing and exuberant native of California, Dr. Mai Yin Tsoi received a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Vassar College, NY, a Master's in Organic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education from the University of Georgia. She has conducted oceanographic research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas A & M University, and the U.S. Naval Research Center in San Diego, CA. Her published papers and current research centers on the use of technology in science teaching and learning, with a focus on race and socio-economic factors. She was named Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year and was the 2nd finalist in the Georgia State Teacher of the Year competition in 2006. She has taught at Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Sandy Springs, GA, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, Collins Hill High School, Suwanee, GA, and Georgia Perimeter College, Lawrenceville, GA. She has taught at both Collins Hill and at Georgia Gwinnett College, her present institution, for the last 2 years (chemistry and physics). She thrives on teaching and studying science learning. Every day, she can be found singing, leaping, running around, and laughing with her students in her classroom! She loves life in Dacula, GA with her husband and 2 year-old daughter and enjoys yoga, attending church, knitting, reading, traveling, tutoring, gardening, and friends in her free time.