Outreach

Community Outreach

Physics Outreach Committee

The Physics Outreach Committee aims to illustrate the role which physics plays in everyday life. Our hope is to show students that they can use physics to understand the world around them. In particular we try to tailor our demonstrations and hands-on activities toward their areas of interest (music, sports, etc.). We feel that showing the role that physics plays in activities which students enjoy can inspire them to look more favorably at physics and science in general.

The Physics Outreach Committee hosts several Physics Family Fun Day events each year for the community.  The committee also brings classroom experiences, performs demonstrations and offers hands on activities to local students, both within schools and to home-schooled groups.

 

Upcoming Outreach Activity

Physics Family Fun Day

The Physics Outreach Committee aims to illustrate the role which physics plays in everyday life. Our hope is to show students that they can use physics to understand the world around them. In particular we try to tailor our demonstrations and hands-on activities toward their areas of interest (music, sports, etc.). We feel that showing the role that physics plays in activities which students enjoy can inspire them to look more favorably at physics and science in general.

Upcoming Outreach Events

Young Scientist Program

The Young Scientist Program Teaching Teams promote science literacy among students and encourage the pursuit of careers in science by introducing students to areas of scientific study through interactive demonstrations brought into the classroom. Teams of graduate students present the curricula in small groups, fostering a comfortable atmosphere for scientific discussion.

If you would like to request the physics teaching team, visit the Young Scientist Program page.

YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAM
Physics Family Fun Day

Saturday Science Public Lectures

Fall 2018

The Department of Physics and University College is sponsoring a series of public lectures, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings, October 20 – November 10. Due to campus construction, all lectures will be held in McMillan G052. This building is directly across from the Millbrook parking garage off Forest Park Parkway; parking is free on Saturdays. These lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be presented by faculty members of the Department of Physics and are tailored for the general public. More information may be obtained from Ady Haas.

To Infinity and Beyond: Physics and Astronomy Today

This is a great era for astrophysics: new experimental tools are allowing us to see the universe literally with new eyes. At the same time, there are unresolved fundamental questions about the nature of our universe. The Fall 2018 Saturday Science series will offer perspectives on what we know today, and what we may learn in the near future.

UPCOMING SATURDAY SCIENCE LECTURES

 

Garv Chauhan

"The WashU Physics Department has helped me integrate into the physics research community over the past two years through their PhD program. The welcoming environment and the vibrant graduate student community helps you maintain a healthy balance in your work-life. This place makes me feel excited about the cutting edge research in other fields, too, in addition to mine. As physicists, I believe it's our duty to contribute to our society by illustrating the importance of physics. As a member of the outreach initiative from the department, I help organize and demonstrate physics in everyday life to school students through our "Physics Family Fun Day" events. It's great fun and a wonderful experience to be a part of this!"

―Garv ChauhanPhD Candidate