K- 12 Grade School Outreach
In Spring 2009, fall 2009 and Spring 2010, members of the Physics Outreach Program have visited a local elementary school's 'after school program' at the request of the hosts. The program was run over 4 or 5 weeks , once a week, with each week a topic idea of physics as focus. The photographs below speak for the very nature of the program that it is interactive, very hands on and brings fun to all involved,- be it the children, the parents, the school's care takers and last but not least the volunteers.
The department faculty and staff also help with running the annual 'regional science olympiad' competition in partnership with the chemistry department. Staff and faculty serve as counselors/ coaches for science olympiad events when requested.