Outreach

Overview

The CU Physics Department and our research laboratory partners are proud to promote greater scientific knowledge and understanding in the community. As such, we are excited to present a number of outreach events and other opportunities to the general public. These lectures and presentations are always free and open to the public, though some may be geared toward younger or older audiences.

The Saturday Physics Series consists of five to six scheduled talks oriented toward adults and high school students. Lectures occur on specific Saturdays afternoons throughout the school year, typically in Duane G1B30. Lectures begin at 2 pm., and usually last about one hour. Material is presented at the level of high school juniors and seniors, which makes it an excellent opportunity for Physics teachers to offer extra credit to students. The series is free, open to the public, and no reservations are required. Simply show up and enjoy the show!

The University provides a Campus Map.

For more information please contact Veronica Lingo.

Now in its 34th year, the CU Wizards program is an informal introduction to astronomy, chemistry and physics. It is aimed at students in grades 5 through 9, but some of our biggest fans are adults. Each program lasts about an hour and includes lively demonstrations and experiments.

The George Gamow Memorial Lectures honor the eminent Russian-born physicist who joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado in 1956. The University of Colorado Department of Physics is proud to continue the tradition of presenting the George Gamow Memorial Lecture series by bringing world-renowned scientists and lecturers to the CU Boulder campus.

The Physics Education Technology project (PheT) creates computer technology and supporting resources aimed at improving the learning and appreciation of physics for a wide range of students, teachers, and the general public. This technology is based on interactive java applications that automatically download and run on your home computer when you click on the appropriate link on the PhET website. These java applications allow users to explore phenomena and gain visual and conceptual models of the underlying physics principles and their relationships.