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.