Outreach

Physics Open House

The annual Physics and Chemistry Open House introduces elementary and middle school students to the sciences of physics and chemistry while having a lot of fun!

Cosmic Conversations is a lecture series hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy in conjunction with the Laws Observatory and the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Scheduled at 7 pm the first Wednesday of each month in room 120 of the Physics building, the topic of each talk relates to the cosmos; why we see the Moon the way we do, how to take night-time photos, how meteors relate to global extinctions, how did early Native Americans see the sky and a host of other topics in which the heavens play a role.

Saturday Morning Science is a series of one-hour-long lectures aimed at anyone who has some interest in science; however, no science background is required. Come share our enthusiasm and learn what some MU faculty are up to. The lectures are free. If you want to know a bit more about science, or if you are simply curious, come and give us a try

A TIME for Physics First is a partnership among the University of Missouri (MU), and seven Core Partner school districts. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation Math-Science Partnership Institute grant. Through this project, participants and university faculty will gain an expanded range of leadership expertise, content knowledge and pedagogical proficiency to share with others, as they become resources and catalysts for reform in science education at the secondary and post-secondary institutional levels. Ultimately, the overall goal is a significant increase in student achievement in science and science coursework.

Exploring Physics in Cyberspace is an extra curricular program targeted to female students in grades 5-7 that focuses on hands-on, concept-oriented activities with several activities structured to develop a given concept. Several of the activities are make-and-take projects. The program is run by science teachers who receive content training at the Summer Teacher Institutes, organized and conducted by Prof. Meera Chandrasekhar.

 

Fall Welcome

College of Arts and Sicences Fall Welcome