University of Illinois

Urbana Champaign

Electrical and Computer Engineering

 
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WASSERMAN GROUP OUTREACH
 

My group has been very involved in science outreach activities in and around Lowell for the past 4 years, and we plan on bringing this same enthusiasm to Urbana-Champaign. 

It is of vital importance that we educate the next generation of scientists and researchers to be able to perform at the cutting edge of technology.  As important, we must also ensure that we look for the best and brightest of this next generation in as many places as possible.  Our net should be wide enough that we capture every one with the capacity, drive, and enthusiasm to be leaders in tommorrow's science community.  To this end, we will be going to local schools, and more importantly, bringing local students to our labs, to engage in workshops, hands-on lab experiences, and lectures by leaders in their respective scientific fields.  We will focus especially on reaching out to those students who are not from privileged backgrounds, in addition to those groups underrepresented in the hard sciences.

 

University of Illinois

Outreach Activities

Principal Scholar Program Activity (12/15): ""Free-Space Optical Communication"

Campus Middle School for Girls (12/14): Build your own wireless communication system.

Principal Scholar Program Activity (12/14): Gelatin Optics "Optical Obstacle Course"

Principal Scholar Activity (10/13): Build Your Own Hard Drive

Lowell High Students, UML Photonics Center Graduate Students and Professors Following the 2011 Phyiscs Activity Day.

 

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Outreach Activities

 

Physics Activity Day at the UML Photonics Center (5-12-11)

Physics Activity Day at the UML Photonics Center (3-18-10)

Physics Activity Day at the UML Photonics Center (3-5-08)

"Build Your Own Hard Drive" Modular Activity for UML Gear Up Program

"The Physics of the Curveball" UML Professor Exchange at Lowell High School

Graduate Student Afusat Dirisu (Dr. Dirisu is now a Research Fellow at NASA) assists two Trenton High students with their transceiver system.

 

 

Princeton University

Outreach Activities

Princeton University Engineering Day (2007)

Princeton University Science and Engineering Expo (2007)

Princeton University Engineering Day (2006) (I)

Princeton University Engineering Day (2006) (II)

Princeton University Science and Engineering Expo (2006)