Outreach

Mentor Program

Under Professor Latika Menon, high school student David Yin of Singapore, was awarded on of the top ten commendations for research in summer 2008 by the Research Science Institute (RSI). The Research Science Institute Program is a program in which students are paired with research mentors. Students complete the program by submitting a summary of their research and providing a 10-minute oral presentation. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.cee.org.

Physics Courses for Teachers

The Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) offers 2 Physics courses to in-service and pre-service science teachers for professional development of grade 6-12 science teachers. Additional information, including course description, is available at stem outreach or http://www.stem.neu.edu/.

PRISM

Our department is actively involved in a the interdisciplinary education PRISM program funded by the National Science Foundation, which is aimed at strengthening connections between first and second year undergraduate students and research active faculty at the intersection of Mathematics, Physics and Biology. Interested undergraduates may consult the PRISM website for additional information about seminars and opportunities in this program.

QuarkNet Masterclass 2011

The Department hosted the Boston Area QuarkNet Masterclass this spring. is an initiative to involve high school teachers and their students in state-of-the-art physics research. It is jointly funded by the NSF and the DOE.

Research Experiences for Teachers at Northeastern (RET)

Northeastern offers a 6-week summer research experience funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for middle and high school science and math teachers. Visit http://www.ret.neu.edu/overview.html to learn more about the program.

TheoryNet

TheoryNet is an NSF funded outreach program at Northeastern in which theoretical physicists come into local school classrooms, intereact with students answer their questions and encourage interest in science. More information about the program can be found here: theorynet program.