Foundations in Science and Math
Our department offers a summer program in mathematics and science for local high school students. University graduate students instruct participants, who learn foundational principles and problem solving techniques to help prepare them for their high school courses.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The Physics department and CEEM host a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer. Students spend 10 weeks at CEEM or within the Physics department, working on individual research projects with a member of the Physics/CEEM faculty or staff.
We participate in the Adopt-a-Physicist program sponsored by the American Physical Society. The program introduces high school students to the variety of options open to people with degrees in physics, giving students a chance to interact with trained physicists. It does this by connecting high school classes with physics graduates via online message boards for a 3-week period. In this supervised forum students and physicists talk freely about careers, school, work, and more.
WonderLab: Museum of Science, Health, and Technology
WonderLab's mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages, especially children, to experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, and foster lifelong learning. The department supports WonderLab through faculty and staff presentations as well as with contributions to exhibits.