Community Outreach

The Department of Physics and Physial Oceanography engages in a wide variety of outreach activities on its own and in collaboration with various partner organizations. The goals of these activities range from promoting awareness of physics and career opportunities in physics to providing support for enrichment and curriculum based acitivity in schools. A number of demonstrations illustrating principles in specific areas of physics are described below.

Electricity and Magnetism


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Low Temperature and Thermal Physics

thermal physics set-up

Mechanical and Energy

Michael Morrow demonstrating mechanical energy and Prince of Wales Collegiate


Parabolic reflector