The PFC and JQI fellows, postdocs, and students actively engage our community and the broader public in science.The PFC supports traveling lectures, where members visit colleges to talk about research. We have experience with all age groups K-12 through undergraduate. Examples of events include guest lectures, career days, assemblies, and individual classroom visits catered to fit science curriculum.
We also provide on-site tours on an individual basis.
Please contact Emily Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for our scientists to visit. We are flexible and will work with you to build a presentation that meets your needs.
Order a Quantum Information poster from APS for your school. The poster was jointly produced by the PFC @ JQI and APS.
Come visit us at Booth #4301 at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 26-27! The event is Free and open to the public. We will also be partcipating in Sneak Peek Friday, which welcomes local K-12 students and teachers to get a head start on exploring the festival.
Most Recent Events and Activities
On April 11-12 2014, Emily Edwards gave two seminars. On Friday she spoke to undergraduates at Appalachian State University about communicating science to the public. On Saturday, she gave a talk at the 19th Annual Spring Meeting for the North Carolina Section of the AAPT. The talk focused on the history of quantum information and associated research highlights.
On April 6, 2014, Ian Spielman participated in "Rockville Science Day." This year, the event is the opening event for the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which takes place later in the month. http://www.rockvillescience.org/rcsday.html
On March 4, 2014, Luis Orozco spoke at the "Cafè Scientifique" at the Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara to a crowd of more than 100 non-scientists. He spoke on quantum physics and its role helping us understand nature and reality. For information on the event click here. A podcast interview is also available.
In January 2014, the PFC and JQI both sponsored the APS Mid-atlantic Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. More than 130 undergraduates attended the three day long event and, among other activities, toured NIST and UMD laboratories. Photos are available currently via http://www.physics.umd.edu/cuwip/photos.html.