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MESA Recruiting Partnership

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Goal:

Our purpose is to increase the number of under served ethnic minority and female students who pursue course work, advanced study and eventual graduation from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. We believe these students posses a vast store of creative intellect, that can benefit the whole of civilization and contribute to the local society in which they live. If this is to happen, they must become engaged in their own scientific education. We foster this by helping such students, while they are in Jr. High and High School, to see that physics is fun, interesting, and leads to careers where work is engaging, secure, and well compensated.

Through our partnership with MESA and the college of engineering here at the University of Utah, we are targeting underrepresented students across the valley who are, or would like to become, members of their local MESA club. As requested, we will bring engaging, interactive experiences into the lives of these students. We believe that everyone can enjoy, master, and benefit from an understanding of physics. We would like to introduce students to physics in a way that motivates and empowers.

We have, and are creating more, physics modules that contain engaging, informative, and educational physics demonstrations and experimental apparatus. We have partnered with The Society of Physics Students (SPS) to present these modules to your class, club or group free of charge. Through these “hands on” activities, your students will learn powerful physics principles, how these principles are relevant in every day life, and how they are used in rewarding careers.

To learn more, or schedule a visit from our specialists, contact us here.

Contact us:

Christoph Boehme
Principal Investigator
boehme@physics.utah.edu

Doug Baird
Program Representative
doug.baird@utah.edu

Adam Beehler
Lecture Demonstration Specialist
beehler@physics.utah.edu

Blake Centini
Society of Physics Students President
sps@physics.utah.edu

 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0953225. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Last Updated: 1/4/19