Saturday Morning Physics Lecture
In 1995, the University of Michigan Department of Physics began sharing some of the latest ideas in the field with the public in the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series. Designed for general audiences, the lectures are an opportunity to hear physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms. The multimedia presentations include hands-on demonstrations of the principles discussed, along with slides, video, and computer simulations.
In March 2013, I gave a Saturday Morning Physics talk on "Peering Into the Proton."
Some of the recent K-12 outreach activities in which I have been involved include a Physics Demo Day for the 8th
graders at Slauson Middle School in Ann Arbor, and Girl Scout Physics Day, which brings about 25
middle-school-age girls from Girl Scout troops in the broader Ann Arbor area to the U-M campus for a Saturday for
demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Both annual events are through the University of Michigan
Society of Women in Physics.
I have also initiated a hands-on program teaching the physics of sound and music to second graders at Lawton
Elementary School in Ann Arbor.