K-12 Students and Teachers
The PHAS Outreach Program is the core of our outreach efforts toward K-12 students and teachers. In 1995, the Outreach Program was organized as a separate entity within the Department, with a purpose to communicate to the community at large the excitement and wonder of physics and astronomy. Today, the Outreach Program runs and/or supports many events and activities throughout the year including:
- Annual Summer Camp Program
- National Science Competitions including the UBC Physics Olympics, Michael Smith Challenge, Canadian Association of Physicists High School Prize Exam,and the Canadian Physics Olympiad
- Teaching supports and resources such as the Physics Teaching for the 21st Century website, Physics 420 Demonstration Course for undergraduate students, and Teachers' professional development workshops
- Otther activities include the Metro Vancouver Physics Circle and our Annual Faraday Science Show
Other than the Outreach Program, many faculty members from the department are involved in the following outreach activities:
- Welcome Orientation for Women (WOW): a one day introduction session for young women in grades 11, 12 and first-year university students interested in Physics & Astronomy. articipants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, interact with professors from the UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy, visit university labs, and meet current students to learn about their experiences. This event has had tremendous support from members of the department, including faculty members, and students from Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Physics Program.
- Triumf Education and Outreach: Triumf hosts several outreach activities, including the Saturday Morning Lecture Series, the High School Internship Program, and its ATLAS Masterlass.
Feel free to contact the Communications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regaridng our outreach events and activities.