Annual community events
Science Fest + Physics Open House
The department, in conjunction with IU Science Fest, holds an annual Open House in the fall, typically in late October. All are welcome to experience a wide array of activities, including hands-on exhibits, contests, and demonstration shows. This event attracts more than 1,000 visitors each year and is well attended by Indiana K-12 students.
Many Physics department faculty, scientists, postdocs, and students contribute to the planning, organization and running of various physics-related Science Olympiad events for local, regional, state and occasional national-level competitions. This event engages high school students in competitive individual and group activities involving various aspects of science and technology.